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Former Hawkeyes OL James Ferentz signs with Patriots

Third member of his family to work for Bill Belichick

James Ferentz (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)
James Ferentz (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)

A third member of the Ferentz family has become employed by Bill Belichick.

Thursday, the Belichick-coached New England Patriots signed offensive lineman James Ferentz, who was waived by the Denver Broncos last week. He played two seasons for Denver, appearing in 21 games.

Brian Ferentz, currently Iowa’s offensive coordinator, was an assistant coach for Belichick from 2009 to 2011.

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz was the offensive line coach when Belichick was the Cleveland Browns’ head coach from 1993 to 1995.

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