Posted December 05, 2013

Patriots re-sign Austin Collie one month after cutting him

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Austin Collie (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Austin Collie has 1,879 career receiving yards with 16 touchdowns. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Only one month after they released him because of a knee injury, the Patriots re-signed wide receiver Austin Collie on Thursday, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo.

New England’s receiving corps has been a source of concern all year, and while tight end Rob Gronkowski is back healthy, rookie receivers Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) are battling injuries.

Collie, 28, caught three passes for 34 yards in limited action earlier this season. A fourth-round pick out of BYU in 2009, Collie showed the team he was healthy enough to return.

The Patriots (9-3), who are a game behind the Broncos for the best record in the AFC, play host to the Browns (4-8) on Sunday.

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3 comments
Dwayne3
Dwayne3

Great guy. Horrible team.

JahliSuwaghaman
JahliSuwaghaman

May he stay healthy and avoid injuries (especially further concussions).

jbc123
jbc123

This guy has to feel like he's hit the lottery. 'Hello Austin, you mind coming in and catching some balls from Tom'? Nice way to finish up a career.