Patriots re-sign wide receiver Austin Collie

The Associated Press
Patriots re-sign wide receiver Austin Collie
New England Patriots newly acquired wide receiver Austin Collie (10) catches a ball during a stretching and drills session before NFL football practice begins at the team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The Patriots host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have re-signed wide receiver Austin Collie.

Collie played four games this season before being released after hurting his knee in a 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 3. He had three catches after signing with the Patriots as a free agent Oct. 3. Two of those came on the winning drive in a 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Collie spent his other four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, catching 176 passes. He was a productive slot receiver but had at least three concussions since November 2010 and left another game with concussion-like symptoms. He missed three games early last season because of a concussion and played in just one game before rupturing his right patellar tendon.

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