Patriots Re-sign Veterans McGowan, White

Derek Havens
July 30, 2011 at 09:56pm ET

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On Saturday the Patriots announced they had re-signed veteran safety Brandon McGowan and linebacker Tracy White.

Both players were unrestricted free agents and under the new CBA transition rules, neither player can practice until Aug. 4th.

McGowan missed all of last season with a torn pectoral muscle but started 11 games for the Patriots in 2009. McGowan also excelled playing against opponents Tight-Ends and the seven year veteran had 79 tackles with the team.

Linebacker Tracy White returns as mainly a special teams specialist for the Patriots after finishing second on the team last season with 18 special teams tackles. White was acquired from the Eagles by the Patriots for a 2012 seventh-round draft choice in exchange for a 2012 sixth-round draft choice; virtually nothing.

The veteran resigning process is still on going and there are new pieces being added from all over the NFL. There will be more news coming in every day and I will be sure to keep you updated as the "free agent frenzy" continues.

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