The Patriots have just announced they have re-signed defensive back Terrence Johnson and released offensive lineman Brian Simmons. Johnson, 5-foot-9, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of California University of Pennsylvania on April 20. He was released by the Patriots on Aug. 23. Simmons, 6-foot-4, 318 pounds, is a rookie free agent out of Oklahoma who was signed by the Patriots on Aug. 15. He first entered the starting lineup for Oklahoma at left guard as a senior in 2009.