According to multiple reports, the Patriots have signed former Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher. Fletcher's agent, Andy Simms, confirmed the news to ESPNBoston.com.
The reports indicated that Fletcher signed a one-year deal, and he will be thrown into the mix for a starting job after the Patriots lost starters Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. He'll join a group that includes Kyle Arrington, Logan Ryan, Alfonzo Dennard, Malcolm Butler and free agent addition Chimdi Chekwa.
Fletcher, 28, is coming off a down year in Philadelphia where he lost his starting job. He struggled badly in losses to the Cowboys and Packers, when he was victimized by Dez Bryant and Jordy Nelson before being benched late in the season.
The Eagles responded this offseason by adding corners Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond in free agency to replace him and the released Cary Williams.
Fletcher began his career in St. Louis, where he spent four seasons as a part-time starter after being selected in the third round in 2009. He started 53 of 71 career games and has eight picks and 59 passes defensed.
ESPNBoston.com reported on Tuesday that the Patriots were meeting with Fletcher and fellow corners Terence Newman(Cincinnati), Tarell Brown (Oakland) and Robert McClain (Atlanta).