FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots signed four free agents Thursday and released one one player.
New England announced they signed former Oregon wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei, former Rutgers defensive tackle Scott Vallone, former Northwest Missouri defensive end Travis Chappelear and former SW Oklahoma State receiver Johnathan Haggerty. Tuinei is 6-foot-5, 220 pounds and ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash at the Oregon pro day in 2012.
Vallone is the ninth former Scarlet Knight on the Patriots roster, joining Steve Beauharnais, Justin Francis, Duron Harmon, Mark Harrison, Kevin Haslam, Brandon Jones, Devin McCourty and Logan Ryan.
New England released cornerback Stephon Morris, a 2013 undrafted free agent out of Penn State.