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An old friend is coming back to New England. The Patriots announced via their Twitter feed today that the team has sign wide receiver David Patten to an undisclosed contract.
Patten, 35, played for the Patriots from 2001-2004 and won three Super Bowls with the team. He caught 165 passes for 2,513 yards and 16 touchdowns while in New England. He also caught a touchdown during the Patriots Super Bowl XXXVI win over the Rams.
Patten did not play in 2009 as he was cut by the Browns on September 5.
My Take: No big deal. He’s a name and that’s all. He couldn’t make the roster on the Browns, is 35 and has just 88 catches over the past four seasons. Not someone who will be a difference maker in 2010.