The Patriots announced Saturday they have signed free agent wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez.
The 27-year-old Gonzalez was drafted by Indianapolis in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft out of Ohio State. In five seasons with the Colts, the 6-foot, 193-pound wide receiver started 12 of 40 games and has 99 career receptions for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns. He started nine of those games as a rookie and averaged 15.6 yards per reception on 37 catches and scored three touchdowns. In 2008, he played in every game for the Colts, starting two, and recorded career highs with 57 receptions for 664 yards and four touchdowns.
Gonzalez is a native of Cleveland, where he was a two-sport standout at Saint Ignatius High School in football and track. While playing at Ohio State, Gonzalez teamed with two other wide receivers who were drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft (Santonio Holmes and Ted Ginn, Jr.). He was an all-conference selection and an Academic All-American.
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