Patriots sign LB Bobby Carpenter

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Patriots sign LB Bobby Carpenter

The Patriots announced today that they have signed free agent linebacker Bobby Carpenter.

Carpenter, 28, has played for the Cowboys (2006-09), Dolphins (2010) and Lions (2010-11) over the course of his six-year NFL career.

The 6-foot-2, 249-pounder was highly-touted first round (18th overall) pick in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, but hasn't quite made good on his pedigree. He's made just 10 starts in 89 career games and has accumulated 165 total tackles.

For the Lions last season, Carpenter played in 16 games, making three starts and recording 29 tackles. He also returned his first-ever interception for a touchdown against the Cowboys.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The announcement was made shortly after it was reported by ESPN Boston that free agent linebacker Gary Guyton paid a visit to the Dolphins.

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.