The Patriots have reached an undisclosed contract agreement with free agent running back Sammy Morris, according to a league source.
The news was reported earlier today by the website scout.com.
Morris enters his eighth season in 2007. He initially drew interest from the Patriots in 2004, when he was a free agent after four seasons with the Bills (2000-2003). He played the last three years in Miami (2004-2006).
Morris joins a backfield that includes Laurence Maroney, Kevin Faulk and Heath Evans. His versatility as a runner, pass-catcher and special teams player fits well in that mix.