The New England Patriots agreed to terms on a new contract with safety and special teams standout Nate Ebner on Saturday, according to his agent, Sean Stellato.
Nate Ebner and the Patriots have reached agreement on a new deal, per his agent @seanstellato— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 12, 2016
The Patriots and the unrestricted free agent agreed on a two-year deal, according to CSNNE.com.
“He’s happy to be back,’’ Stellato told the Boston Herald. “He’s played 1217 special teams snaps in four years in New England. He’s put up some solid numbers. This was his goal. He wanted to be back. When you look at the definition of a Patriots player, he’s it, from work ethic, to skill set, to how he conducts himself.’’
Ebner notched 11 special teams tackles and 13 defensive tackles during the 2015 season. The Patriots selected him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was a rugby player at Ohio State before joining the football team.
The 2015 Patriots season, game by game