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Report: Patriots add CB depth with Terrance Mitchell signing

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Help is on the way in the New England Patriots' secondary.

The Patriots are signing former Houston Texans cornerback Terrance Mitchell to a one-year, $3 million contract, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday.

A seventh-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2014, Mitchell has played for five teams over his seven-year career. He started 13 games for Houston last season, recording one interception and 10 pass deflections while forcing three fumbles.

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Mitchell also spent three seasons (2018 to 2020) with the Cleveland Browns, where he overlapped with current Patriots front office consultant Eliot Wolf.

While Mitchell's addition certainly isn't a big splash, New England could use cornerback depth after watching J.C. Jackson agree to a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Mitchell will join a CB room that includes Jonathan Jones, Jalen Mills, Myles Bryant, Joejuan Williams and Shaun Wade.