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New England Patriots sign Charley Hughlett to practice squad

In order to give starting long snapper Danny Aiken a bit of competition, the New England Patriots brought in another man to fight for the job.

Signing Charley Hughlett to the practice squad, the Patriots secured some depth on special teams signing a player who could make an impact as early as this week.

Wether or not he was brought in to compete for the job or to provide depth is up for debate but coming from someone who went from third string to starting long snapper in a very short period of time, anything could happen.

Aiken has done his job and done it well during his four years in New England, but there are plenty of great snappers who are not on NFL teams right now due to the nature of the position.

As long as Aiken does what he can, he should not be in any danger, unless Hughlett truly is the better candidate. Even so, it takes a lot to move up at such a position.