The New England Patriots have signed fifth year linebacker, Josh Hull to an undisclosed contract earlier this week. Hull was cut by the Washington Redskins earlier this month.
Adam Caplan of ESPN reported that the Patriots have signed Hull to a one-year contract.
There were no numbers mentioned in the signing, but Hull is unlikely to get more than the minimum salary for a player with four years in the league.
Hull is not a big name linebacker in any way shape or form, but he can provide leadership, depth and experience to a position severely lacking on the Patriots.
Hull played for the Redskins during the 2013 NFL season, totaling 14 tackles in 11 games, mainly serving a special teams role. Hull does not have a bigger body like players such as Luke Kuechly, Jerod Mayo or some other veteran linebackers, so he is most likely to provide depth and fill the void left by the departed Dane Fletcher. Hull is most likely going to play for special teams until he can work his way up to playing a more prominent role on a consistent basis.