Following up on a previous item
. ... The New England Patriots announced Thursday the signing of Scaife. Reported by NFL.com
Scaife, 31, was a sixth-round pick out of Texas by the Tennessee Titans in 2005 and has 251 receptions for 2,383 yards and 12 touchdowns during his 90-game career in the NFL. Scaife spent six seasons with the Titans, playing out 2009 on the franchise tag following his most productive season in the NFL (58 receptions, 561 yards, two touchdowns). Scaife, who worked out the Patriots on May 28, adds veteran depth behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez and will compete with Daniel Fells for the No. 3 tight end spot.