FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed 11 free agents: OL Cole Croston, OL Jake Eldrenkamp QB Danny Etling, DL Trent Harris, DL Frank Herron, DB A.J. Howard, OL Ryker Matthews LB Calvin Munson, DL David Parry, WR Damoun Patterson and OL Dan Skipper. Croston, Etling, Harris, Herron, Howard, Munson, Patterson and Skipper finished the season on the New England practice squad.
Eldrenkamp, 24, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Los Angeles Rams out of Washington on May 1, 2017. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder spent one week in 2017 on the Rams practice squad and was brought back for training camp in 2018. He was released by the Rams at the end of training camp and spent the majority of the season on the Cleveland practice squad. Eldrenkamp started in his final two seasons at Washington at left guard.
Matthews, 26, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with New Orleans on May 6, 2016 out of Brigham Young. The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder was released by New Orleans on May 6, 2016. Matthews played the last two seasons for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Parry, 26, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts (2015-16), New Orleans Saints (2017) and Minnesota Vikings (2018). The 6-foot-2, 317-pounder originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick (151st overall) of Indianapolis out of Stanford in the 2015 NFL Draft. Parry started all 32 games in his first two NFL seasons with the Colts at nose tackle. He was released by the Colts at the end of training camp in 2017 and was signed to the New Orleans practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster, where he played in one game before being forced to finish the season on injured reserve. Parry signed with Minnesota in the 2018 offseason and played in three games and finished with three tackles.