Patriots sign a safety

Vincent Fuller played one game earlier this season with the Detroit Lions before suffering an elbow injury that earned him a spot on injured reserve back in late October. He was recently released with an injury settlement and became free to sign with any team.

A couple weeks later, Fuller has found a new home.

According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the New England Patriots were expected to sign the veteran safety and Wednesday, the team announced the signing.

Fuller is expected to assume a special teams role and fill a depth need in the secondary.

Mike Reiss of ESPN pointed out that Patriots' senior football adviser, Floyd Reese, was the general manager of the Tennessee Titans in 2005, when Fuller was drafted.

The seven-year NFL vet has accumulated 155 tackles, six interceptions and two sacks throughout his career.

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