The New England Patriots have re-signed defensive back Kyle Arrington to a four-year deal worth $16 million, including $8.5 million in guaranteed money.
The 26-year-old Arrington, who has been with the Patriots since 2009, was fielding offers from several teams before deciding to stay in New England.
In 16 games last season (including 12 starts), Arrington recorded 74 tackles and 1 forced fumble.
Adam Schefter is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is visiting the New England Patriots today, and should the Pats sign him to an offer sheet, the Steelers may not have enough cap space to match the offer.
This is truly an interesting situation, and we’ll keep you posted with information as it becomes available.
In 16 games (7 starts) in 2012, Sanders had 44 receptions for 626 yards and 1 touchdown.
Yesterday, it was reported that former Falcons defensive end John Abraham was visiting the New England Patriots on Friday as part of the Pat’s continuing quest to improve their pass rush.
Abraham isn’t the only veteran defensive end that will be visiting New England today, Tom Curran of Comcast Sportsnet is reporting that the Patriots will also host former Indianapolis Colt Dwight Freeney.
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UPDATE: According to Erika Leigh, the New England Patriots are finalizing a deal with John Abraham.
According to a tweet by Albert Beer of the NFL Network, former Atlanta Falcons’ defensive lineman John Abraham will be visiting the New England Patriots on Friday.
Abraham was the 2nd ranked defensive end on our free agent rankings list, and would add some nice veteran depth to the Patriots’ pass rush.
In 16 games with the Falcons in 2012, the former Pro Bowler had 35 tackles, 6 forced fumbles and 10.0 sacks.
Josh Cribbs is deciding between two teams and neither of them are the Browns. The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot reports the ace kick returner has narrowed his choices down to the Patriots and Cardinals, according to her source.
The Pats are looking to replace Julian Edelman and Josh Demps while the Cardinals probably don’t want Patrick Peterson putting his body on the line returning kicks while honing his cornerback skills.
Cribbs amassed 1,178 yards on kick returns, including three 40+ runs. He ran for 457 yards on punt returns, extending seven of them beyond 20 yards.
It’s looking like the New England Patriots and Wes Welker will not be able to get a deal done.
Talks between Wes Welker and Patriots management are over at this point, and the WR is going to explore free agency, according to a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
The Boston Globe’s Karen Guregian reports the latest development in the Welker saga isn’t encouraging, stating Patriots may now have to consider the possibility of the 31-year-old signing elsewhere.
A backup option for New England could be Rams WR Danny Amendola. Baltimore and Tennesse are rumored to be interested in the injury prone Texas Tech alum.
The New England Patriots are interested in free agent Wide Reciever Mike Wallace, according to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero.
New England joins Minnesota and Tennessee in the hunt for Wallace, who is the top wideout available in this year’s free agent class. The Patriots lack a vertical threat in their offense. Paired with elite Tight End’s Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and possibly Wes Welker in the slot, Wallace could be a game breaking addition for Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Last season ’60 minutes’ started 14 games for the Steelers, catching 64 passes for 836 yards and eight touchdowns.