BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots have re-signed linebacker Dane Fletcher to a one-year deal.
Fletcher missed the entire 2012 season after tearing his left ACL in the Patriots’ preseason opener, but has given the team depth at linebacker since singing as a rookie free agent two years ago.
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In 23 career games with the Patriots, Fletcher has recorded 55 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception.
The 26-year-old Fletcher was set to become a restricted free agent after the Super Bowl.