Patriots sign CB Burris to one-year deal

FOXBORO, Massachusetts - The Super Bowl champion New
England Patriots bolstered their secondary Tuesday, signing
veteran free agent cornerback Jeff Burris to a one-year

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Burris, 31, spent the last two seasons with the Cincinnati
Bengals. Last season, he played in 13 games with eight starts at
left cornerback, registering 44 tackles and two interceptions.

Burris adds depth and experience to a New England cornerback
spot that now includes veteran Pro Bowler Ty Law, Tyrone Poole,
Otis Smith and second-year player Asante Samuel.

A 1994 first-round pick of Buffalo, Burris spent his four
seasons with the Bills. He played the next four campaigns with
Indianapolis and has 540 tackles and 19 interceptions in 144
career games.