BOSTON (AP) -The New England Patriots and veteran cornerback Tory James have agreed to a one-year deal.
The 33-year-old will compete for playing time in a deep Patriots secondary, his agent Mark Bartelstein said Wednesday. James has played 11 NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals.
He had four interceptions last year with the Bengals and a career-high of eight in 2004.
The Patriots have a number of defensive backs, but franchise player Asante Samuel, an anchor on defense who recorded 10 interceptions last season, has not accepted the team's tender offer.
He said James' was convinced by coach Bill Belichick's pitch and his past performance with veteran defensive players. The Patriots landed one of the best defensive free agents on the market this offseason, veteran linebacker Adalius Thomas from the Baltimore Ravens.

Recent NFL Discussions

CFL Betting News and Notes Week 1 on Sun, Jun 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Game of the Year Odds on Sun, Jun 2017 by Blade
SEC Schedule Breakdown on Thu, Jun 2017 by Blade
College Football Conference Previews on Tue, Jun 2017 by Blade
College Football Quarterback Rankings on Thu, Jun 2017 by Blade

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail NFC East Division Odds Are the Cowboys favored to repeat as NFC East Division champions in 2017?
Thumbnail Bills showing interest in Maclin Could the Bills be on the verge of signing Jeremy Maclin, who was recently released by the Chiefs?

NFL Team Pages