Breaking Down Bill Belichick's History of Reclamation Projects in New England

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Breaking Down Bill Belichick's History of Reclamation Projects in New England
Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

If there's one thing the New England Patriots seem to love, it's a retread.

Throughout Bill Belichick's career as the head coach in New England, the team has scooped up veteran players off the scrapheap, hopeful that a change of scenery will jump-start those veterans' lagging careers.

2013 has been no different. As ESPN reported, on Tuesday the team agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent quarterback Tim Tebow, and wide receivers Jabar Gaffney and Austin Collie have each been in for workouts.

The Patriots have had mixed results in the past with such signings. Some players have gone on to make huge contributions to the team, while others hardly made a dent.

Here's a look back at that track record—from the home runs to the strikeouts—and what it could mean for the newest Patriots' futures with the club.

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