Dekoda Watson is back for his third go-round with the New England Patriots this year.

The Patriots re-signed the linebacker to their 53-man roster Tuesday, according to the NFL transaction wire. Watson originally was signed by the Patriots on May 12, was cut Aug. 31, re-signed Sept. 17 and released again Sept. 30.

Watson played two games with the Patriots and recorded one tackle. He’s previously spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys.

The Patriots also are filling one of two open spots on their practice squad by signing running back Joey Iosefa, who was released from the active roster Monday and cleared waivers Tuesday, a source told NESN.com.

Iosefa, a rookie out of Hawaii, played two games and recorded 15 carries for 51 yards with the Patriots this month.

Thumbnail photo via Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Dekoda Watson (56) warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports