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Patriots set to reportedly signal Adrian Colbert, former Giants security New England’s newest addition

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After spending months on the open market, veteran security Adrian Colbert is signing with the Patriots, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. New England will likely be Colbert’s fourth NFL cease after being chosen by the 49ers within the seventh spherical within the 2017 draft. 

The 27-year-old has tallied 19 begins in 33 profession regular-season video games. He spent his first two years with the 49ers earlier than spending one season apiece with the Dolphins and Giants. Accidents restricted Colbert to simply six video games throughout his lone season in New York. For his profession, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Colbert has 93 tackles, eight passes defensed, two compelled fumbles and one fumble restoration. 

Colbert joins a Patriots’ secondary that features fellow safeties Devin McCourty, Adrian Phillips, Cody Davis, Kyle Dugger and rookie Joshuah Bledsoe. New England is within the technique of changing longtime beginning robust security Patrick Chung, who retired earlier this offseason. 

Colbert is the seventh participant who’s represented by Drew Rosenhaus to hitch the Patriots this offseason. That listing contains offensive sort out Trent Brown, tight finish Jonnu Smith, defensive sort out Davon Godchaux and cornerback Jalen Mills. New England receiver Jakobi Meyers joined Rosenhaus’ listing of shoppers final month. Different Patriots who’re represented by Rosenhaus embrace cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Josh Uche. 

Earlier within the day, it was reported that the Patriots are bringing again operating again Tyler Gaffney, who gained two Tremendous Bowls throughout his first stint in New England. Gaffney, who has handled varied accidents throughout his profession, took a one-year sabbatical from soccer to play baseball within the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system earlier than becoming a member of the 49ers’ apply squad late within the 2020 season. 

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