The New England Patriots signed rookie free agent defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna, cutting released rookie free agent defensive lineman Seali'i Epenesa.

Manumaleuna played at BYU. Epenesa played at UCLA.

Manumaleuna, 25, was originally signed by the New York Giants as a rookie free agent.

The 6-foot-2, 305-pounder, was released by the Giants in June.  He finished his college career playing in 56 games and finishing with 143 total tackles and 5.5 sacks.

Epenesa, 22, was signed by the Patriots in June.  The 6-foot-1, 310-pounder, played in 41 games and finished with 46 total tackles and one sack during his four year college career.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun