The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with cornerback Kyle Arrington, who was a free agent. Arrington wanted to stay with the Patriots, and the team had expressed a desire early on to keep him. In half a season, Arrington recorded 15 special-teams tackles. An undrafted rookie out of Hofstra in 2008, Arrington was initially signed by the Eagles and was on their practice squad out of training camp that season, but he was released little more than a week later. His deal with the Patriots is for three years, according to multiple reports. He was promoted to the Patriots’ 53-man roster on Nov. Tampa Bay picked him up, and he spent the rest of the 2008 season on the Buccaneers' practice squad, stayed with the team through training camp in '09 and played the season opener for the team before being released.