The Patriots announced that they have re-signed defensive back Chad Scott on Wednesday night. Terms of the deal are unknown.
The 6-foot-1, 202-pound Scott appeared in three games with the team in 2005, before being placed on injured reserve Oct. 12. The 31-year-old Scott, who spent the first eight years of his career with the Steelers, enters his 10th NFL season in 2006.
A former first-round draft choice who has appeared in 94 career games (88 starts), he adds depth at cornerback and safety.