Patriots signing DL Mike Pennel, TE Matt LaCosse

  • Patriots signing DL Mike Pennel, TE Matt LaCosse

Patriots signing DL Mike Pennel, TE Matt LaCosse

According to ESPN's Field Yates, ex-Gang Green defensive tackle Mike Pennel is joining the New England Patriots. Terms of the deal were not yet disclosed.

The-27-year-old lineman spent two seasons in NY after three years with the Packers.

After being quiet the first few days of the legal tampering period and free agency, the Patriots have picked up the pace.

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Matt LaCosse #83 of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. LaCosse entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of IL in 2015.

Pennel, 27, had 27 tackles with a pass defended last season with the Jets.

The Patriots have been active on the second official day of National Football League free agency, and they have added a former Jet in an attempt to bolster their defensive line.