NESN:FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots filled out their linebacker depth by bringing back a familiar face Wednesday. The Patriots re-signed linebacker Jonathan Freeny, a source told NESN.com. The Patriots had an open roster spot when tight end Rob Gronkowski was suspended one game for a late hit on Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White in Week 13.
As we all know, Rob Gronkowski is out for the Miami game and the Patriots have now filled their vacant roster spot with Jonathan Freeny. Freeny spent 2015, and the 2016 seasons with New England. He was cut by the Patriots in the beginning of the season for the final round of cuts, and played for the Baltimore Ravens for 3 games totaling 2 tackles. The Patriots had lost Dont’a Hightower for the season, and the Patriots have had multiple injuries on the pass rush, and linebackers. Freeny’s signing was strictly a depth move while Gronk sits one out.