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New England Patriots
Well, after a slow start, things have certainly heated up for the New England Patriots in Free Agency, and that continued today after the re-signing of CB Aqib Talib. After Wes Welker's departure, the Patriots have made all the right moves, and once again optimism has found it's way into Pats fans everywhere. But is this well founded?
With Corner Backs Talib and Kyle Arrington, and Safety Adrian Wilson all signing with the Patriots this week, it would seem the Patriots are done looking for secondary guys in Free Agency. It can't be worse than it has been in the last few years, but can we consider the Secondary "good"?
It's not like its had any major reconstruction work done, just resignings with one addition. At this stage, the starting corners will be Talib and Alfonzo Dennard, with Arrington in the slot, and the starting safeties will be Wilson and Devin McCourty. On paper, it sounds decent. Talib can certainly restrict Number 1 receivers, Dennard stepp...
BEST OF MAXIM
The New England Patriots have kept one of their starting cornerbacks.
Kyle Arrington announced on his Twitter account (@Arrington24_7) that he has re-signed with the Patriots.
"Thankful and Blessed for another opportunity," Arrington wrote. "Extremely grateful for all the support from the NE community and beyond."
The Boston Herald first reported that Arrington...
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...
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...
As expected, the New England Patriots have come to terms with free agent cornerback Aqib Talib.
Free-agent CB Aqib Talib reached agreement with the Patriots on a one-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2013
Multiple reports had the Patriots tied to Talib since the Patriots season ended.
New England acquired him last season from the Buccaneers during his...
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.
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...
The Patriots are bringing back one of their key free agents to help shore up one of the NFL’s worst secondaries.
Veteran cornerback Kyle Arrington re-signed with the Patriots on Friday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston. Arrington receives a four-year deal worth $16 million total with $8.5 million in guaranteed money.
Arrington, 26, led the league with seven interceptions...
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...
The New England Patriots, in the hunt for veteran defensive help, brought in three free agents on Friday for official visits. By Friday night, they had one signed.The Patriots agreed to terms with 12-year veteran and former All-Pro safety Adrian Wilson on a three-year deal, according to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 radio. New England also hosted veteran defensive ends Dwight Freeney...
The free agency period in the NFL is about a week old. The New England Patriots have been active, letting some players go, while others have come to town. Here's a very quick look at the changes. New Arrivals and Signings: Aquib Talib: Talib signs a one year deal, which is very smart on both sides. New England avoids a long term commitment to a guy with known issues off the...
A day after resigning corner Aqib Talib to a one-year contract, the New England Patriots addressed some offensive line needs by signing former Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Will Svitek according to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com The Patriots brought in Svitek to help boost the team's offensive line after loosing dependable guard/tackle Donald Thomas...