New England Re-Sign Defensive End To Two-Year Deal

The New England Patriots have re-signed defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale to a two-year contract worth $6 million, according to Chad Graff of The Athletic.

The 29-year-old player initially entered the league as an undrafted free agent from Washington State and signed with the Cleveland Browns. After being waived following the preseason, he joined the Jacksonville Jaguars before landing on the Patriots' practice squad.

Ekuale appeared in 15 games for the Patriots during the 2022 season, recording 14 tackles, two sacks, and one pass defended. His performance impressed the team, leading to his re-signing for another two years.

Despite his strong showing, Ekuale is expected to continue playing a backup role behind established players like Lawrence Guy and Deatrich Wise.

Overall, the Patriots seem to value Ekuale's versatility and dependability, as he has moved on and off the active roster while also providing depth as a rotational player.

With his new contract, Ekuale will remain with the Patriots through the 2024 season. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports