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New England Patriots offensive tackle Calvin Anderson

New England Patriots offensive tackle Calvin Anderson has restructured his contract with the team. According to Patriots salary cap expert Miguel Benzan, the re-worked deal gives Anderson more money in the form of a signing bonus, while lowering his overall cap number for 2024 by $990,000.

Anderson was severely limited in 2023 with the New England Patriots. He missed the offseason with an undisclosed illness. He played in five games in 2023, starting two. Anderson’s performance was unimpressive. However, Calvin Anderson declared on social media that he is now fully healthy and ready to show everyone what he can do in 2024. His experience is largely at right tackle, though he will likely earn a roster spot by showing he can play left tackle, or at least be a swing tackle. Right tackle Mike Onwenu is the only New England tackle who appears locked into a role.

Calvin Anderson is one of several tackles hoping to make the 53-man roster and fight for playing time. Chukmura Okorafor, Vederian Lowe, Conor McDermott, Tyrone Wheatley Jr., and Andrew Steuber are other tackles under contract. Sidy Sow, favored to be the starting right guard, can play tackle as well. New England adding a free agent remains a possibility. The Patriots drafting an offensive tackle (or two) is expected, especially given their Top 30 visitors.

Tough to say at this point if Calvin Anderson’s restructured deal makes it more or less likely for him to end up on the 2024 New England Patriots roster, or if the team has immediate plans to spend the nearly $1 million that was freed up. Stay tuned.

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Today is the birthday of former New England Patriot Lil’Jordan Humphrey. He is one of 12 players in Patriots history to have an apostrophe in their first name. The list (in order of games played):

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Je’Rod Cherry
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