The Patriots re-signed veteran S James Ihedigbo, the team announced on Friday.
Ihedigbo played in all 16 games with 12 starts last season for New England. He finished with 69 tackles and one pass defensed.
From 2008-10, Ihedigbo played for the Jets and primarily made his contributions on special teams.
The way we see it
Ihedigbo was a pleasant surprise for the Patriots last season, especially when they needed all the help they could get in the back end. Steve Gregory and Patrick Chung are penciled in as the starting safeties, but Ihedigbo will compete with Tavon Wilson and Josh Barrett to be the No. 3 and can contribute on special teams.