Doug Flutie is apparently coming home. ESPN's Len Pasquarelli is reporting that the Natick, Mass., and former Boston College star has agreed in principle to a contract agreement with the New England Patriots. The team would not confirm the report and offered no comment.
Flutie has played 11 NFL seasons with Bears (1986-87), Patriots (1987-89), Bills (1998-99) and Chargers (2001-03) while spending eight seasons playing in Canada between 1990 and 1997. The 42-year-old quarterback has played in 86 NFL games with 66 starts and would compete with Rohan Davey, Chris Redman and rookie Matt Cassel to backup starter Tom Brady.
Flutie has completed 1,172 of 2,141 passes for 14,686 yards with 86 touchdowns and 68 interceptions. He was six time Most Outstanding Player in Canada.