The New England Patriots have signed veteran tight end Bo Scaife.
Scout first reported the Patriots' tryout for Scaife recently.
The Patriots also cut three players: former sixth-round outside
linebacker Markell Carter,who spent last year on the Patriots' practice
squad, tight end Nick Melillo, a rookie free agent from Kentucky, and
undrafted rookie offensive lineman Jon Opperud, a former Seattle Seahawks rookie free agent. The Patriots' acquisition of Scaife follows
their recent meeting with tight end Dallas Clark, who wound up signing
with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they traded Kellen Winslow to the
A former Tennessee Titans starter and franchise player, Scaife was with
the Cincinnati Bengals last season. However, he registered no
statistics due to a shoulder injury and spent the year on injured
Scaife, 31, is a former University of Texas standout drafted in the
sixth round in 2005.
Scaife caught 36 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns two seasons
For his career, Scaife has caught 251 passes for 2,383 yards and 12
He caught a career-high 58 passes for 581 yards in 2008.