by Ryan Wilson
It's a departure from Cleveland's free-agent strategy so far this offseason -- sign as many former Jets' castoffs as can fit under the salary cap -- but wide receiver David Patten, most recently of the Saints, is now under contract.
The 35-year-old, 13-year veteran played for the Browns in 2000, but emerged as one of Tom Brady's go-to guys during a three-Super Bowls-in-four-years stretch in New England. From 2001-04, Patten hauled in 165 passes (including 16 TDs) in 54 games with the Patriots. He had 54 more receptions with New Orleans in 2007 before injuries sidelined him last season.
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