FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) _ The New England Patriots signed tight end Matt Brandt and waived tight end Andy Stokes on Monday.

The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Stokes was the final player taken in the 2005 draft after a four-year career at William Penn where he caught 104 passes for 1,578 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Brandt was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in April 2004. The 6-foot-5, 248-pound Miami of Ohio player was released by Detroit in August 2004. He had 76 receptions for 916 yards and nine touchdowns during his college career.