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The New England Patriots have released receiver Brandon Lloyd and re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson.
The team made the announcements on Saturday.
Arrington tied for the NFL lead in 2011 with seven interceptions. Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who holds the NFL record for most sacks in a season by a defensive back (eight) and is the sixth player in NFL history to record 25 sacks and 25 interceptions in his career.
Talib was acquired by New England in a trade with Tampa Bay on Nov. 1 for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick. He started in five of six games for New England after the trade and had 19 tackles and an interception that he returned 59 yards for a touchdown.
Lloyd had 74 receptions for 911 yards and four touchdowns last season for New England, with 12 receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown in two playoff games.
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Patriots release Brandon Lloyd.
It’s likely he comes back on a reduced deal, but he was the only legitimate target left who had actually caught a pass from Tom Brady before. Pats are ruthless and fearless.
Late Saturday afternoon, the New England Patriots released WR Brandon Lloyd. He was due a $3 million roster bonus this weekend and the team and Lloyd couldn’t agree to a restructuring of his contract.
It is expected that Lloyd will most likely return and probably fairly quickly with a new contract.
He signed with New England as a free agent last season and in his first...
After playing 6 games with New England in 2012, the Patriots saw enough in Talib to sign him to a one-year $5 million contract.
Talib, 27, was drafted in 2008 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played four seasons with them before being traded to New England late in the 2012 season. The first time an opposing quarterback threw in his direction, it was a pick six for the Kansas product...
New England continues to stay busy and releases another receiver in Brandon Lloyd.
Lloyd was second in receptions with the Patriots last year behind Wes Welker with 74 for 911 yards and four touchdowns. He was due to make $1.9 million in 2013 that would have come with a $4.9 million cap hit.
The Patriots look to new hires Danny Amendola and Donald Jones to take the place of their...
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots will release wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.
Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd’s tenure with the Patriots has come to an end.
The Pats will release Lloyd, according to a source. It will happen before tomorrow at 4 p.m., when he is scheduled to earn his $3 million option bonus.
With the addition of Danny Amendola and...
According to Jeff Howe, the Patriots will release WR Brandon Lloyd before he is due to make a $3 million roster bonus at 4pm tomorrow.
The Patriots will release Brandon Lloyd, according to a source.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 16, 2013
Lloyd caught 74 passes for 911 yards and 4 touchdowns last season, but went through slumps where it looked like he couldn’t catch a cold...
The great Mike Reiss offers up his insightful perspective on where the questions that's on everyone's minds.
What's going on with Aqib Talib?
So from Talib's perspective, the question is whether he takes a multi-year deal at a total figure that he believes doesn't match his worth, or a shorter-term deal that gives him the opportunity to put together...
Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that the Patriots and WR Brandon Lloyd are in talks regarding a restructured contract.
“They signed Donald Jones, they have Emmanuel Sanders (at club headquarters), and they’ve gotta make a decision on Brandon Lloyd,” said Adam Schefter on SportsCenter, via Rotoworld. “He’s got a $3 million roster bonus. Brandon Lloyd would like to work...
The odds were "against" receiver Brandon Lloyd staying in Foxborough for another season. Saturday, the New England Patriots acted accordingly.In the midst of yet another another major receiver shakeup in New England, the Patriots released Lloyd and relieved themselves of his near $5 million cap hit, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.Rumors surfaced earlier in...
In the wake of Wes Welker heading to the Mile High City, ESPN's Mike Reiss is reporting that the New England Patriots are now in talks to give wide receiver Brandon Lloyd a new deal. Lloyd is due a $3 million bonus by the weekend and it is widely speculated that the Patriots will not pick it up. Instead, the team and Lloyd are trying to reach a new deal to return to Foxboro....
Talib is banking on a big year with the Patriots, so he can cash out in free agency next year. Interesting gamble, we will see if it pans out.
According to Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots and cornerback Aqib talib have agreed to a one year deal. After Wes Welker, Aqib Talib was considered the top priority for the Patriots.
The Patriots acquired the troubled cornerback from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a draft pick after the NFL had suspended Talib for four games due to a positive test for Adderall.
The New England Patriots, as expected, released veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd on Saturday to avoid paying him the $3 million roster bonus that he was due. Lloyd was also scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.9 million in addition to that bonus.
Now that the Patriots have cleared more salary cap room, they could decide to sign Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Emmanuel...
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that cornerback Aqib Talib has re-signed with the Patriots.Fantasy Spin:It's a one-year contract worth $5 million. The former first-round pick collected 40 tackles and two interceptions in 10 games last season. He played his first four games with the Buccaneers before being dealt to New England just prior to November's trade deadline. Talib...
Keep in mind, this isn't a report. It's speculation on Schefter's part, but Schefter's speculation is always informed. Of course.
RT @var78: Hey mr schefter any news Aqib Talib yet? ... When all is said and done, whenever that is, I believe he returns to New England.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
This would be awesome. As much as I hate moving...