Agent: Nate Ebner agrees to new contract with Patriots

Ebner has been a core special teams player for the last four seasons.

Washington tight end Ted Bolser lands in the end zone for a touchdown as Nate Ebner closes in during the second half that put Washington up 20-0.
Patriots safety Nate Ebner decks Redskins tight end Ted Bolser. –Alex Brandon

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.

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.’’

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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

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