FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced the signings of wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth and quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Stallworth spent the 2007 season with the Patriots, when they went 18-0 before losing in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants. He had 46 catches during the regular season.

Stallworth had 17 receptions with Cleveland in 2008, two with Baltimore in 2010 and 22 with Washington last year. He was suspended for the 2009 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league’s personal conduct policy for a DUI vehicular manslaughter charge.

Hoyer, Tom Brady’s backup for three seasons, was a restricted free agent. 

COLTS: Indianapolis signed free-agent receiver Donnie Avery to complete a frantic day of change for the Colts, who lost center Jeff Saturday to Green Bay and tight end Jacob Tamme to Denver, traded for quarterback Drew Stanton and lost offensive lineman Ryan Diem, who retired.

Avery has started 28 games and has 103 receptions for 1,308 and nine TDs since being St. Louis’ second-round pick, No. 33 overall, in 2008. He played last season with Tennessee and has had injury issues in his career.

The Jets got a seventh-round draft pick for Stanton, who signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal last week to back up Mark Sanchez, but became expendable when the Jets acquired Tim Tebow from Denver.

“It’s a big relief to have this over,” Stanton said. “I’m excited about the opportunity in Indy. I can’t wait to get there and get down to business.” 

BRONCOS: Denver keeps adding offensive personnel for Peyton Manning, as it agreed to terms with tight ends Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen.

Tamme will be reuniting with Manning after spending four seasons with the Colts. He has 92 career receptions for 855 yards and five touchdowns. 

VIKINGS: Linebacker Erin Henderson, 25, agreed to terms on a one-year deal to stay with the team that signed him as a rookie free agent in 2008. 

RAVENS: Baltimore strengthened its defense and special teams by signing a two-year deal with cornerback Corey Graham, a three-year contract with Brendon Ayanbadejo, and a one-year deal with safety Sean Considine. The team also re-signed inside linebacker Jameel McClain. 

BEARS: Running back Marion Barber said he plans to retire, according to a post on the team’s website one day after Michael Bush signed a four-year, $14 million contract to be part of a backfield that includes disgruntled Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte.

Barber, 28, spent his first six NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before signing with the Bears in 2011. He was a backup to Forte last season and then saw extensive duty when Forte sprained his knee in December. 

COWBOYS: Dallas signed receiver Kevin Ogletree to a one-year contract.

Ogletree originally signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2009. He will compete for the role of No. 3 receiver behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant after Laurent Robinson signed with Jacksonville.

In 31 career games with one start, Ogletree has 25 catches for 294 yards.