The Patriots have signed Chimdi Chekwa to a one-year deal. (NFL Game Rewind)

The Patriots have signed Chimdi Chekwa to a one-year deal. (NFL Game Rewind)

The New England Patriots signed a cornerback on Wednesday, agreeing on a one-year deal with former Oakland Raider Chimdi Chekwa, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.

A 2011 fourth-round pick out of Ohio State, the 26-year-old Chekwa played his first four NFL seasons for the Raiders, recording 51 tackles, four pass deflections and a forced fumble over 32 games.

The 6-foot, 190-pound corner appeared primarily on special teams, logging under 100 defensive snaps this past season.

Chekwa, restricted free agent, was not tendered by Oakland before the 4 p.m. deadline March 10.