Originally written on Projo Pats Blog  |  Last updated 12/22/11
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By Brian MacPhersonFOXBORO -- Vincent Fuller suspected the Patriots might give him a call eventually. Fuller spent close to two months on injured reserve with the Detroit Lions, but he gained his freedom thanks to an injury settlement that allowed the Lions to release him -- a transaction he wasn't aware existed when he first was placed on injured reserve. The Patriots, who worked out Fuller in September after he'd been released by the Tennessee Titans, called the defensive back earlier this week and signed him to a contract on Wednesday. The Patriots have had to make do with a makeshift defensive secondary all season, and injuries to Patrick Chung, Ras-I Dowling and Devin McCourty haven't helped. "I knew the Patriots had some issues in their secondary, as well as some other teams," Fuller said. "It was one of those teams, talking to my agent, that came up. ... You couldn't ask for a better situation, to get an opportunity to work again and to work for a team that has clinched t...
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