The Patriots have reached an agreement with free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd on a contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. (UPDATE, 9:22 p.m.: Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reports the deal is worth three years and $12 million.)

The Patriots have signed free agent pass-rusher Trevor Scott to a one-year contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive end/outside linebacker who was taken in the sixth round of the 2008 draft out of Buffalo, his best season came in 2009 when he had 43 tackles (38 solo) and seven sacks for the Raiders. In all, he has 13.5 sacks in four seasons with Oakland, but had a torn left ACL in November 2010 that ended his year. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

The Patriots announced Saturday they have signed free agent wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez.

According to a report in The Boston Globe, the Patriots are close to a deal with free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Lloyd led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards in 2010 for the Broncos but was traded to the Rams in October 2011 after failing to reach agreement on a long-term deal with the Broncos. He caught 51 passes for 683 yards and four touchdowns in his 11 games with St. Louis.

Wide receiver Reggie Wayne, in an entry on his website after re-signing with the Colts for a three-year, $17.5 million deal, offered a suggestion on his website that he considered crossing enemy lines to sign with the Patriots:

The Patriots officially announced the re-signing of linebacker Tracy White and addition of free agent safety Steve Gregory on Friday.

The Patriots have reached an agreement that would allow them to retain free agent offensive lineman Dan Connolly, according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe. The versatile 29-year-old, who has played both center and guard over the course of his career in New England, was signed to the Patriots' practice squad in 2007 and promoted to the active roster in 2008. Since then, the 6-foot-4, 313-pound Connolly has played in 42 games with the Patriots, including 13 last season.

The Patriots officially announced the re-signing of Matthew Slater and the addition of free agent defensive tackle Marcus Harrison on Thursday.

The Patriots have signed free agent safety Steve Gregory to a three-year contract, according to his agent David Canter. Gregory is a 29-year-old undrafted free agent out of Syracuse who has spent six years in the NFL, all with the Chargers. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder does have some positional versatility — he has worked as a safety, and also spent time in the slot and on special teams. Gregory had 67 tackles and one interception in 2011.

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According to multiple reports, free agent defensive lineman Mario Williams has agreed to a six-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. The agreement, which will be formally announced in a press conference Thursday afternoon, was first reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen. According to the reports, the deal will make Williams the highest paid defensive player in NFL history, with $50 million of the contract guaranteed.

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