Patriots sign ex-Browns DL John Hughes, release Anthony Johnson
The New England Patriots released defensive lineman Anthony Johnson Monday and replaced him with former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle John Hughes.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported that the Patriots had released Johnson from the 53-man roster. The 23-year-old out of LSU tallied just three tackles in limited action during two games this season. Johnson signed as undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2014.
The #Patriots are releasing DT Anthony Johnson today, source said. So there is a roster spot available.
The team replaced Johnson with Hughes, a 320-pound run stuffer who stands 6-foot-2, according Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Hughes tallied 52 tackles with the Browns in four seasons. He was selected in the third round of the 2012 draft.