BOSTON (CBS) — With Danny Amendola, Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson all on Wednesday’s injury report, the Patriots found themselves running a bit thin at wide receiver. To help alleviate that potential lack of bodies, the team signed free agent Austin Collie on Thursday.

ESPN’s Field Yates first reported the news.

Collie, 27, had three productive seasons for the Colts from 2009-11, but his career has been halted by injuries. He caught six passes for 66 yards in the Super Bowl in February 2010, but he suffered two concussions in the 2010 season. He rallied to play in all 16 games in 2011, when he caught 54 passes for 514 yards. He suffered another concussion in 2012 and then suffered a patellar tendon injury that ended his season.

Collie spent time with the 49ers in training camp this summer but was released before the season began. He’s played in just one game since the end of the 2011 season.


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