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Patriots sign OL Asper, TE Brodine


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The New England Patriots signed offensive lineman Mark Asper and tight end Mason Brodine on Thursday while releasing offensive lineman Harland Gunn.

Asper, 29, a sixth-round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2012, played in one game for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012 and six games for the Bills in 2013. He also has spent time on the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.

Brodine, 27, spent the 2012 and the 2013 seasons on the St. Louis practice squad and was on injured reserve last season.

Gunn, 25, was claimed off waivers by the Patriots from Atlanta on Monday. He had spent the past three seasons with Atlanta, playing in 13 games.

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