Patriots sign linebacker Ramon Humber

Linebacker Ramon Humber pressures Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2013. The Boston Globe

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots signed linebacker Ramon Humber and released linebacker Dane Fletcher on Wednesday.

Humber, 28, has played seven NFL seasons with Indianapolis and New Orleans, playing mostly as a backup and on special teams. In 2015, Humber had 47 tackles and one sack in 14 games.

Fletcher, 29, spent last season on the reserve-physically unable to perform list. In 54 games, he has 101 total tackles, 4½ sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception.

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