Austin Collie's on-again, off-again NFL career has steered him back to New England.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Patriots have signed the veteran wide receiver, per a source informed of the deal. The team later officially announced the signing.
Collie previously landed with the team in October before New England released him to the street last month. He caught three passes over four appearances, showing none of the burst that made him a valuable contributor to the Peyton Manning-era Indianapolis Colts. He suffered numerous concussions while with the Colts.