After recently parting ways with defensive back Jalen Mills, the New England Patriots brought the veteran back on Wednesday.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Mills is back on a 1-year deal worth up to $6.1 million, which likely will see him be in the mix for the safety spot vacated by recently retired, Devin McCourty.
Mills has been vocal about the fact he’s got some familiarity with that role this offseason and it appears now that he’ll be the guy potentially looking to anchor the secondary the way that McCourty did.
The veteran has been a solid part of New England’s secondary since joining the club and his absence was notable as he missed the final six weeks of the season, with the Patriots secondary having a more difficult time without him on the field.
The former Philadelphia Eagle originally agreed to terms with the Patriots two years ago on a 4-year deal worth $24 million including $9 million guaranteed and played both safety and cornerback during his time in Philadelphia.
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