The Patriots have signed linebacker E.J. Edds, the team announced Thursday.
If the name sounds familiar, it should: Edds was claimed off waivers by New England on Sept. 7, 2011, after he was released by the Dolphins. The 6-foot-4, 256 pound Edds was on the Patriots' active roster for two games before being released and signed to the practice squad.
The Colts signed the former Iowa Hawkeye off the Patriots' practice squad on Sept. 28, 2011 and he played in nine games for Indianapolis that season. However, Edds spent the entire 2012 season on injured reserve with a knee injury; he also spent his entire rookie season in 2010 on IR with a knee injury.
Edds was a fourth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2010.