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Patriots Sign Former Eagles Cornerback Bradley Fletcher

The Patriots are adding veterans to their secondary.

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The New England Patriots have signed former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher to a one year deal. Fletcher is a six-year veteran with time with the Rams prior to playing with the Eagles.

Fletcher is known for allowing the most receiving yards in the NFL last season, which isn't a great sign. That said, it's exactly how Kyle Arrington and Devin McCourty were viewed in 2011 and they managed to turn it around and become valuable members of the New England defense.

Fletcher stands at 6'0, 195 lbs will turn 29 before the season and is better for his press coverage than his zone. He lacks high end speed, but perhaps his skill set will be better utilized on the Patriots than with the Eagles.

The Eagles and Patriots have held joint practices for the past two preseasons, so Bill Belichick has had a good inside view on his ability and preparation. He has combined for 39 snaps and 5 tackles in those two preseason games, including a 23 snap, 0 target, 0 tackle performance this past season.

While on the Rams in 2012, Fletcher was hit with three defensive pass interference penalties against the Patriots. He has also torn his ACL twice (2009 and 2011).

Fletcher is likely a camp body trying to establish his value after a rough tenure in Philadelphia.