Patriots re-sign Dane Fletcher and add another WR Zach D’Orazio

Welcome Back Dane Fletcher! (Photo From PatsGFX Instagram)

Welcome Back Dane Fletcher!
(Photo From PatsGFX Instagram)

The Patriots announced yesterday they re-signed LB Dane Fletcher as an unrestricted free agent.

Fletcher spent four seasons with the Patriots (2010-2013) before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year.

Fletcher has played in 54 NFL games with 10 starts and recorded 101 total tackles, 4½ sacks, one interception, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

He’s also been a key special teams player, recording 41 tackles. He had a team high 15 special teams tackles in 2013 with the Patriots.

He’s been in 6 postseason games for the Patriots with one start, compiling 14 tackles. 0.5 sacks, and 1 passes defended.

Fletcher, who went to Tampa to get some starting time, played in all 16 games for the Bucs with 4 starts. He made 30 tackles. He also had 10 special teams tackles.

E83RN8 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. 27th Sep, 2014. Akron WR ZACH D'ORAZIO (11) displays the football after making a catch during the second half against Pittsburgh. The Akron Zips upset the Pittsburgh Panthers 21-10 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. © Frank Jansky/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

Zach D’Orazio makes a catch against Pittsburgh in 2014. (Photo By: Frank Jansky/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News)

Rookie WR Zach D’Orazio played for Akron during his college career. He was a 2-year starter for the team. He had 119 career receptions for 1,422 yards and 5 touchdowns. He’s a 6’2, 212 pound slot receiver. He began his college career as a QB.

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