3 years ago

The Patriots will sign Fletcher, ESPN.com reports.

Per the report, Fletcher's one-year deal has a maximum value of $2.5 million. Fletcher, who recorded 61 tackles and a pick in 15 games for the Eagles last season, will have a chance to compete for a starting role with the Patriots, with both Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner having departed via free agency. Fletcher is in line to jostle with the likes of Alfonzo Dennard, Chimdi Chekwa, Logan Ryan, Malcolm Butler and Kyle Arrington for slotting at cornerback, plus it's quite possible the team will add further depth to the position as the offseason rolls along.