Source: Pats re-sign WR Austin Collie

January, 2, 2014
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots have re-signed veteran wide receiver Austin Collie for the third time this season, according to a league source.

Collie, who was released last Friday, adds depth to the Patriots' receiving corps, where they are dealing with injuries to rookies Josh Boyce (ankle) and Aaron Dobson (foot). Neither of those players has practiced this week.

The veteran Collie has played in seven games for the Patriots this season, totaling six catches for 63 yards. If either Dobson or Boyce is unable to play in the team's divisional round game next Saturday night, Collie could be a part of the team's top four wide-receiver rotation.

Originally a fourth-round pick of the Colts back in 2009, a string of injuries have impacted Collie's career in recent seasons.

The Patriots will need to announce a corresponding roster move, as Collie was at practice on Thursday and wearing jersey number 10.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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