NY’s loss is New England’s gain; Pats sign Manumaleuna

July 21, 2014

Eathyn Manumaleuna FooballReleased by the New York Giants last month, rookie free agent defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna of Anchorage has landed in New England.

The Patriots signed the 25-year-old former BYU standout.

Manumaleuna, of East High fame, originally signed with the Giants shortly after NFL draft. But then the 6-foot-2, 305-pounder was released five weeks later.

A month later New England called.

Manumaleuna played 56 career games at BYU, starting most of them, and finished with 143 total tackles and 5.5 sacks.