BOSTON (AP) The New England Patriots have re-signed defensive back Nate Ebner, an unrestricted free agent who appeared in 15 games last season.

The Patriots announced the signing Tuesday. Terms were not immediately available.

The 27-year-old Ebner has spent the past four seasons in New England after being selected 197th overall in the 2012 NFL draft.

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Ebner has appeared mostly on special teams in his 57 career games.

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