FOXBOROUGH (AP) - The New England Patriots have signed rookie free agent Kyle Hill for their depleted offensive line.
Hill was a left tackle at Duke, where he started 46 games the past four seasons. He is the fourth rookie offensive lineman added in 13 days, following Darrion Weems, Derek Dennis and Dustin Waldron.
The Patriots are thin along the line. Left tackle Matt Light retired; left guard Logan Mankins hasn't practiced since having surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee soon after the Super Bowl; right tackle Sebastian Vollmer has been out with a back injury; and right guard Brian Waters hasn't reported.