October 1, 2011; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Tony Logan (1) runs following a catch against the Towson Tigers at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots sign rookie free agent Punt Returner

Number 13 on your program is Tony Logan.

The New England Patriots on Tuesday signed rookie free agent wide receiver and punt/kick returner Tony Logan.  Terms of the deal were not made available.

Injuries have depleted the depth at wide receiver, and with only Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and the newly resigned Deion Branch on the roster, depth at the position was a priority.

He has initially been placed on the practice squad for the time being.If he is signed to the active roster, he gives the Patriots a speedy and instinctive punt returner that averaged 18.1 yards per return last season at the University of Maryland, ranking him #3 in the nation.  He also returned 15 kicks for a 21 yard average and started 3 games at wide receiver for the Terrapins.

Not invited to the Combine, the 5′ 10″, 193 pound Logan ran a 4.51 40 yard dash at his pro day, despite being slowed by a hamstring injury.

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