BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots have signed veteran fullback Lousaka Polite, the team announced Tuesday.

Polite is a seven-year veteran who spent time in Dallas (2004-06), Chicago (2007) and Miami (2008-10). He has rushed for 296 yards with one touchdown in 75 games played, including 27 starts. Polite also has 41 receptions for 233 yards and one touchdown in his career.

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The 30-year-old fullback has played in two postseason games, one with Dallas in 2006 and one with Miami in 2008.

In addition, the Patriots announced that rookie defensive back Malcolm Williams has been signed to the practice squad. Williams was signed from the practice to the 53-man roster on December 10 and saw action on special teams against Washington the following day. He was released by the team later that week.

A rookie out of Texas Christian, Williams was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round, 219th overall, in last year’s draft. This will be his third stint on the team’s practice squad.

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Tune in to the Patriots final regular season game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday at 1pm on WBZ-TV and 98.5 The Sports Hub. Pregame coverage begins on 98.5 at 10am, with Patriots Gameday on WBZ-TV at 11:30am. After the game, tune in to The Postgame Show on 98.5, and Patriots Fifth Quarter on MyTV38.


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