The Patriots announced that they have re-signed punter Tom Malone today.
Malone joins veteran Chris Hanson on the roster at the punter spot. The team previously had UCLA rookie Aaron Perez on the roster as competition for Hanson, but released him last week.
Malone, 24, had two stints on the Patriots practice squad in 2008 - from Sept. 10 to Sept. 15 and from Nov. 26 through the end of the season. He was also on the Patriots practice squad late in the 2006 season and was with the team for its 2007 training camp.
Most recently, Malone had been released by the Patriots on May 5, 2009.