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Darboh was a third-round pick by the Seahawks last year and caught eight passes for 71 yards while appearing in all 16 games. Hansen was a 2017 Jets fourth-round pick and caught nine passes for 94 yards in 15 appearances as a rookie.
The Patriots presumably scouted both guys going into the 2017 draft and liked them enough to see if they can provide some help to a group that was short on numbers when the day began.
The Detroit Lions bolstered their linebacker group with Christian Jones and Devon Kennard, and their offensive line with Kenny Wiggins.
Detroit signed the trio of unrestricted free agents on Thursday.
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Wiggins started every game at guard for the Chargers last season, helping them give up an NFL-low 18 sacks and lead the league in yards passing. He has started 25 of 45 games in his career with the Chargers and San Francisco.
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