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Report: Patriots sign WR Bruce Ellington

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The Patriots entrance into free agency hasn’t been dramatic but the team continued adding to the roster on Thursday by reportedly signing wide receiver Bruce Ellington.

According to NFL Network, Ellington and the Patriots agreed on a one-year deal.

The 28-year-old Ellington spent time with Houston and Detroit in 2018, totaling 31 receptions for 224 yards and a touchdown. He also spent time with San Francisco, and in his four seasons he amassed 79 catches for 769 yards and five touchdowns.

Ellington is another option in the slot at 5-9, 200 pounds but he’s battled hamstring injuries throughout his career. His best season came in Houston in 2017 when he caught 29 passes for 330 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Ellington joins Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett (reportedly), Matthew Slater, Braxton Berrios and Damoun Patterson on the wide receiver depth chart. One player who won’t be added to that list is Golden Tate, who reportedly signed with the Giants on Thursday.

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