FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A person with knowledge of the negotiations said wide receiver Donte Stallworth agreed to a one-year contract to return to the New England Patriots.

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

• The Patriots signed defensive end Trevor Scott and cornerback Marquice Cole.

Scott, a sixth-round draft choice by Oakland out of Buffalo in 2008, spent four seasons with the Raiders.

Cole played three seasons with the New York Jets.

BILLS: Wide receiver Derek Hagan re-signed with Buffalo.


JETS: Free-agent safety LaRon Landry agreed in principle on a one-year deal with New York, filling one of its most pressing needs.

Landry spent his first five NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins after he was picked No. 6 overall in the 2007 draft out of LSU.


BRONCOS: Linebacker Joe Mays got a three-year, $12 million deal to stay in Denver.


COWBOYS: Dallas released starting guard Kyle Kosier, a 10-year veteran who spent six seasons in Dallas.


BENGALS: Cincinnati signed free-agent cornerback Jason Allen from Houston and agreed to a four-year deal with safety Reggie Nelson, who was one of its unrestricted free agents.


BROWNS: Kicker Phil Dawson signed his one-year tender as the club’s franchise player.


LIONS: Detroit re-signed punter Ben Graham to a one-year contract.


PANTHERS: Carolina added more depth to its already deep stable of running backs by signing Mike Tolbert to a four-year contract. Tolbert has spent all four of his seasons with San Diego.


RAIDERS: Oakland signed cornerback Shawntae Spencer to a one-year deal. Spencer played his first eight NFL seasons across the bay with the San Francisco 49ers.


DOLPHINS: QB David Garrard signed a one-year contract with Miami and says he was told he’ll be given a shot at the starting job.

Garrard says he expects to compete for the starting job with incumbent Matt Moore and perhaps another quarterback the Dolphins acquire.

The 34-year-old Garrard was a starter for Jacksonville from 2005-10.


CHARGERS: San Diego and free-agent tight end Dante Rosario came to terms on a one-year contract. Rosario played four seasons for the Panthers.