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Patten signing announced

By Marla Ridenour Published: March 23, 2009

Wide receiver David Patten signed with the Browns Monday, rejoining the team he played for in 2000.

After his first stint with the Browns, Patten headed to New England, where he won three Super Bowls in four years. Patten, 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, spent the last two years with the New Orleans Saints. He's also played for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. For his career, Patten has seen action in 147 regular-season games, starting 73, and caught 324 passes for 4,175 yards and four TDs.

The 12-year veteran will provide needed help to a receiving corps that lost Joe Jurevicius (released) and tight end Kellen Winslow (traded to Tampa Bay). The Browns are also unsure of the future of Donte Stallworth, who struck and killed a pedestrian March 14 in Miami Beach and is awaiting results of his toxicology report and the police investigation.

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