The New England Patriots are preparing for the stretch run as they enter the playoffs in just over a week. That entails making additions and subtractions to the roster, and they began making a few of those moves this week.

Just one day after releasing running back Joey Iosefa, the Patriots announced they have re-signed linebacker Dekoda Watson.

#Patriots re-sign LB Dekoda Watson: https://t.co/X7tggJPHia

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 29, 2015

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Watson began the year with New England but was signed and released a handful of times throughout the beginning of the season. He was released by the team on Sept. 30 after playing against the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars.

He's started seven games and made 121 tackles with four different teams in his six-year career. He'll bring depth to the roster with Dont'a Hightower banged up and a candidate to get some rest on Sunday if the Patriots get out to a big lead against the Miami Dolphins.