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Patriots re-sign outside linebacker Shilique Calhoun

Shilique Calhoun checked into 15 games with New England in 2019.

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Shilique Calhoun’s visit to free agency has ended in his return to the New England Patriots.

New England announced the re-signing of the 28-year-old outside linebacker on Tuesday.

Calhoun appeared in 15 games, including his first career start, for the Patriots during the 2019 regular season. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Michigan State product notched nine tackles and one forced fumble in the process.

Calhoun’s 266 snaps off the defensive edges were met by 256 snaps on special teams – a tally that finished fourth on New England’s roster behind safety Nate Ebner, running back Brandon Bolden and All-Pro captain Matthew Slater.

The Patriots had agreed to terms with Calhoun on a one-year, $720,000 contract last May. The three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection originally entered the league with the Oakland Raiders at pick No. 75 overall in the 2016 draft.

Calhoun recorded 29 tackles and a half-sack over the course of 26 games with the Raiders.