Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker Josh Hull (58) prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Sign Linebacker Josh Hull


Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker Josh Hull (58) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

According to Field Yates of ESPN Boston, the New England Patriots have signed linebacker Josh Hull.

The New England Patriots have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Rams and Redskins linebacker Josh Hull, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Hull is expected to not only bolster the depth at linebacker, but to help out New England’s special teams unit. I personally thought the Pats had a fine special teams last year, but obviously Bill Belichick knows a little bit more about his team than I do.

Here is more from Yates on Hull:

He’s considered a capable special-teams player and could be called upon to help fill the void created when Dane Fletcher signed with Tampa Bay this offseason.

The Patriots’ linebacker depth remains thin after losing both Fletcher and Brandon Spikes in free agency and it could be a position of interest in the upcoming draft.

Hull has career totals of 25 tackles, including a personal-best 14 last season.

Hull has previously played with the Redskins, and the Rams.

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