The New England Patriots made a pair of roster moves today. The Patriots claimed CB Antwaun Molden off waivers from the Houston Texans. In order to make room for Molden (their roster can’t exceed 80 players), the Pats placed OL Marcus Cannon on the reserve/non-football injury list. That move was expected, as Cannon is recovering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma and is unable to practice as of yet. So who is this Molden character?
Antwaun Molden was drafted in the third round by the Texans in 2008. He has appeared in 32 games with Texans with no starts. For his career, he has 28 total tackles and no interceptions. He’s a bigger corner at 6-1, 200, and with Plaxico Burress and Brandon Marshall on the schedule twice, the Pats likely want to take a closer look at him to see if he could match up against those taller receivers. The Pats had the same idea when they drafted Ras-I Dowling in the second round this year. Dowling is 6-1, 198, but has missed most of camp due to an injury.
Can Molden make the roster? Tough to say at this point because the Texans aren’t exactly known for their stellar secondary, and they released this guy. We’ll likely get a chance to see him Thursday night against the Giants and get a better feel for this new acquisition.