FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots announced Thursday that they have signed free-agent linebacker Bobby Carpenter.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
In his career, Carpenter has started 10 games with 165 total tackles, one interception that he returned for a touchdown, 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.
Last season, Carpenter played in 16 games for the Lions, starting three, and recorded 29 total tackles. Against Dallas, he returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown.
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