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Patriots sign rookie free agent

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  July 21, 2013 04:04 PM

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The Patriots have signed rookie free agent defensive back Justin Green, who played college football at Illinois, the team announced Sunday.

Green began his college career as a running back but switched to defense as a sophomore. He had 29 starts in Illinois's secondary his final three seasons and had 76 total tackles, 13 passes defensed, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.

Green is 5 feet 11 inches, 195 pounds.

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