Josh Kline was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Nov. 2, 2013 ... Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent (5/3/13) ... Released by New England (9/2/13) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/4/13) ... Signed by New England to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (9/7/13) ... Released by New England (9/11/13) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/13/13).
2015 (14/13, 2/2)
Played in 14 regular-season games with 13 starts - seven at right guard and six at left guard.
Due to injuries and rotations, Kline appeared at both guard spots in several games throughout the season.
Started at left guard for both playoff contests.
Was inactive due to injury at Houston (12/13) and at N.Y. Jets (12/27) and played but did not start vs. Tennessee (12/20).
Started at right guard and rotated between both guard positions in the win vs. Washington (11/8). Despite injuries and changes to the rotation, the Patriots rushed for 161 yards rushing and did not allow a sack in the game.
2014 (12/4, 2/1)
Played in 12 regular-season games with four starts - two at right guard and two at left guard.
Played in two playoff games and made his first career playoff start at right guard in the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18) when Ryan Wendell replaced an injured Bryan Stork at center.
Was inactive at Miami (9/7), vs. Oakland (9/21), at Kansas City (9/29) and vs. Cincinnati (10/5).
Made his season debut as part of the field goal unit and replaced Marcus Cannon at left guard on the final drive in the win at Minnesota (9/14).
Started his first game of the season at right guard in the win at Buffalo (10/12) when Ryan Wendell replaced an injured Bryan Stork at center.
Subbed in at left guard for injured starter Dan Connolly in the fourth quarter of the win vs. Miami (12/14).
Made his third and fourth starts of the season at left guard in place of injured starter Dan Connolly in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21) and vs. Buffalo. (12/28).
Dressed but did not play in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1).
2013 (7/1, 0/0)
Played in seven regular-season games with one start.
Spent majority of the season on the practice squad with two separate stints on the 53-man roster.
Was active but did not play in the postseason.
Appeared in his first NFL game vs. Pittsburgh (11/3), coming in at left guard for the final play kneel down.
Came on to play left guard after Nate Solder left with a head injury at Miami (12/15) and Logan Mankins slid over to left tackle.
Made the first start of his career at left guard at Baltimore (12/22), in place of Logan Mankins starting at left tackle for an injured Nate Solder.
Appeared at right guard, right tackle and on special teams in four seasons after redshirting as a freshman.
Named to Phil Steele's All-MAC team and earned second-team All-MAC honors as a senior.
Son of Rick and Julie Kline.
Married wife, Natalie, this past offseason.
Two-time second-team all-conference pick at Mason High School (Mason, Ohio).
Was a standout wrestler, winning the state title as a senior and finishing with a 45-1 record that year.