A few Thursday notes to pass along from the latest free agency news:
- Cornerback Michael Stone is the latest free agent on the Patriots list, making an official visit to Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. Stone, 27, has spent all four of his pro seasons with the Arizona Cardinals since he was a second-round pick of the team in the 2001 NFL Draft. He played in 14 games as a special teams player in 2004 after missing all of the 2003 season with a torn pectoralis muscle. The Patriots have made cornerback depth a priority since the end of the season, signing veteran free agent Ike Charlton and acquiring Duane Starks in a trade from the Cardinals.
- In a move that probably flew well below the radar of most in Patriots Nation, the New York Giants announced the signing of veteran quarterback Jim Miller. Miller, 34, spent the 2004 season as the Patriots third quarterback after signing as an unrestricted free agent in July. Although he was inactive for all 19 games, Miller was a valuable veteran presence for fellow quarterbacks Tom Brady and Rohan Davey. He is expected to compete to be Eli Manning's top backup. The Patriots have Brady, Davey and Chris Redman on the active roster at quarterback.
- The website of the Boston Herald reported that free agent safety Antuan Edwards visited the Patriots on Monday.
Be sure to check back to Patriots.com daily for the latest free agent news and signings.