Chris Mascaro
Thursday December 5th, 2013

Austin Collie (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Austin Collie has 1,879 career receiving yards with 16 touchdowns. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Only one month after they released him because of a knee injury, the Patriots re-signed wide receiver Austin Collie on Thursday, according to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo.

New England's receiving corps has been a source of concern all year, and while tight end Rob Gronkowski is back healthy, rookie receivers Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) are battling injuries.

Collie, 28, caught three passes for 34 yards in limited action earlier this season. A fourth-round pick out of BYU in 2009, Collie showed the team he was healthy enough to return.

The Patriots (9-3), who are a game behind the Broncos for the best record in the AFC, play host to the Browns (4-8) on Sunday.

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