The New England Patriots announced the signing of Hofstra wide receiver Ricky Bryant today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Bryant, 23, was originally signed by the Patriots as a non-drafted rookie free agent on May 2, 2004. Bryant led Hofstra in receiving for two seasons after transferring from Ohio State. The 5-foot-11-inch, 175-pound receiver caught 67 passes for 793 yards and four touchdowns as a junior and added 60 receptions for a career-high 897 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. Last year, he also averaged 7.5 yards on 22 punt returns and 22.2 yards on 15 kick returns.