Patriots Re-sign Gerard Warren

Ian Logue
August 08, 2011 at 02:19pm ET

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Every day has been quite an adventure in the free agent land here in New England recently, and the adventure continues today with the Patriots adding Gerard Warren back into the mix on the defensive line.

Warren was a member of last year's team, playing in 16 games last season (10 starts) and finished with 28 tackles along with 3.5 sacks.

Belichick said during Monday's press conference that Warren't return was already in the works, and they were simply waiting for the right time to bring him in.

"It's something we planned on for a while," said Belichick. "We delayed it here for a few days. We felt it was the right timing. It's something with agreed to do earlier, and today happened to be the day for it.

"He did a lot of good things for us last year, a veteran player that I thought handled himself very well on the team."

Warren's return puts the team at the 90-man roster limit, and now gives the Patriots one of the deepest groups in recent memory on the defensive line.  How each one will fit into the mix is now the big question, with New England's first preseason game against the Jaguars now just a few days away.