The Patriots have re-signed veteran wide receiver Austin Collie for the third time this season, Field Yates of ESPN Boston reports.
Collie, who was released last Friday, adds depth to the Patriots’ receiving corps, where they are dealing with injuries to rookies Josh Boyce (ankle) and Aaron Dobson (foot). Neither of those players has practiced this week.
The veteran Collie has played in seven games for the Patriots this season, totaling six catches for 63 yards. If either Dobson or Boyce is unable to play in the team’s divisional round game next Saturday night, Collie could be a part of the team’s top four wide-receiver rotation.
Originally a fourth-round pick of the Colts back in 2009, a string of injuries have impacted Collie’s career in recent seasons.