The Patriots snuck in the re-signing of James Ihedigbo just before closing time on Friday.
Contract details have not yet been disclosed.
In 2011, the 28-year old safety started 12 of 16 regular season games and a trio in the playoffs. He finished his first season in New England with a career-high 72 tackles, one pass defensed, and four special team tackles.
And throw in one successful offseason shoulder surgery.
Ihedigbo will provide depth somewhere behind every-down safety Patrick Chung. Where he ends up -- in a mix including Steve Gregory, Sergio Brown, and Tavon Wilson -- will shake out more clearly after training camp.