The team informed the 34-year-old of his release on Friday after not having played a regular season snap.
Could the Patriots be converting another promising young cornerback to safety?
Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated’s TheMMQB.com joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Massarotti program Monday afternoon to discuss the moves the Patriots have made so far in free agency and what’s left to do at this juncture.
In order to sign the types of free agents they need to sign in order to get where they want to get, they’ll need Vince Wilfork and his $11 million cap hit to “play ball” so to speak.
Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam are the two draft prospects making the most noise at the NFL Combine, but draft analyst Dan Shonka has been very impressed with Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Jerry Thornton of Barstool Sports is as fervent and dedicated a Patriots supporter there is, and even he thinks the team’s defensive philosophy is outdated and in need of an overhaul.
In looking at the Patriots’ opponents for the upcoming season, it’s clear that they’ll need to build this next roster taking into account who they’ll be matched up against.
The Patriots offseason began two weeks and one duckboat parade shorter than what fans had hoped for, so now we look forward to the free agency period and which players will be back with the team.
Can the Patriots employ the same approach this second time around? Or more importantly, did Bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia reveal too much in that first meeting?
With the amount of key players the Patriots have lost for the season on defense, what was supposed to be a strength of this team at the beginning of the year is now their weakness…again.