The agent for wide receiver Joey Galloway has confirmed that the Patriots have reached a one-year deal with Galloway.
Galloway's agent, Shawn Trell, confirmed the news, which was first reported by Tampa radio station WDAE.
Via email, Trell said that Galloway's decision to join the Patriots was "simple" because it was a "compelling opportunity to play for a premier owner, organization, team and coach."
The 37-year-old Galloway, who was released by Tampa on Feb. 25, visited with the Patriots on March 4 and also had visits with the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers, who according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hosted Galloway on Monday.
The speedy Galloway spent the last five seasons in Tampa Bay. He had three straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2005 to 2007, but last year was limited to nine games last season after he broke two bones in his foot.
Galloway had 13 catches for 138 yards and no touchdowns in 2008.
"The ankle injury suffered last year is behind him," Trell said in an email. "The Patriots would not have made this move if they didn't believe the same. The fact is that at the end of last season Joey remained the faster player on the Buccaneers. While the ankle injury was a set back last season, the fact remains that Joey had three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons. He's excited about the many different opportunities afforded him by playing for this franchise and coach, as well as with Tom Brady and the wide receivers already on their roster."