Former New England Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fletcher is a valuable special-teams ace and reserve linebacker.

A former undrafted rookie, Fletcher recorded a team-high 15 special-teams tackles last season.

For his career in New England, Fletcher had 31 special-teames tackles.

He missed the entire 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun