Patriots add LS Charley Hughlett

The New England Patriots have reached a contract agreement with free-agent long snapper Charley Hughlett.

Hughlett, who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Central Florida in 2012, was most recently with the Dallas Cowboys but has not appeared in an NFL regular-season game.

The 6-foot-4, 251-pound Hughlett will compete with incumbent Danny Aiken, who was re-signed to a one-year deal before the start of free agency.