FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have signed WR Kevin Dorsey and WR Brandon Gibson . Terms of the contracts were not announced.
Dorsey, 25, is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers. The 6-1, 207-pounder, originally joined Green Bay as a seventh-round draft pick (224th overall) in 2013 out of Maryland. He spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve due to an injury sustained in the preseason. Dorsey spent the first five weeks of the 2014 season on the practice squad before being signed Green Bay's 53-man roster on Oct. 6, 2014. He played in three games and had one reception for four yards before being placed on injured reserve in November. Dorsey was released by Green Bay on Feb. 17, 2015.
Gibson, 27, is a veteran of six NFL seasons with Philadelphia (2009), St. Louis (2009-12) and Miami (2013-14). The 6-foot, 210-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (194th overall) by Philadelphia in 2009 out of Washington State. He has played in 76 NFL games with 46 starts and has registered 233 receptions for 2,711 yards and 13 touchdowns. Last season, Gibson played in 14 games with five starts for Miami and caught 29 passes for 295 yards and one touchdown. He was released by Miami on Feb. 27, 2015.
Gibson began his NFL career in Philadelphia in 2009 before being traded to St. Louis on Oct. 20, 2009. He remained with St. Louis through 2012 before signing with Miami on March 15, 2013, as an unrestricted free agent. His most productive NFL season was in 2012 with St. Louis when he totaled 51 receptions for 691 yards.