Pats sign Marcus Harrison

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The New England Patriots continue to add pieces along the defensive line.  They’ve announced the signing of defensive end Marcus Harrison.

Harrison, another guy with 4-3 experience exclusively at the NFL level, spent his first three seasons with the Bears.  In 2010, he appeared in 16 games and started nine.

A third-round pick in 2008, Harrison fell out of favor in Chicago due to perceived issues with his work ethic, something that likely kept him from being drafted even higher than 90th overall out of Arkansas.

To make room for Harrison, the Patriots released defensive back Philip Adams.