The Patriots have confirmed the news.
Virgin, 26, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of West Alabama back in May of 2017. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Texans waived him as they cut their roster down to 53 players.
Virgin later signed on to the Texans practice squad and returned to Houston on a futures contract in 2018. However, he was waived coming out of the preseason and was later claimed by the Lions.
Detroit elected to waive him in October but decided to quickly sign him to their practice squad after he cleared waivers. Virgin bounced on and off the Lions’ active roster this season before the Rams added him to their practice squad but was cut loose earlier this week.
In 2020, Virgin appeared in two games for the Lions and recorded one tackle.