New England Patriots slot cornerback Kyle Arrington has received some unnecessary hate throughout the course of the season, despite turning around a horrendous first-half of the year that was due to the fact that the Patriots were playing him on the outside. Once the young CB slid back into his familiar nickel role, he looked solid. A classy guy, Arrington is one of those players who truly embraces the “Patriot Way”, and he reiterated to the Boston Herald that he would like to stay with the Patriots.
From this piece by Jeff Howe, “I started something four years ago in New England I think both sides would definitely love to see through. I definitely want everything to work out, but I understand the business side of it. We’ll see. We’ll definitely work to get something done.”
I love Arrington’s attitude, and he did state about a week ago that there is mutual interest in getting a deal done. However, Arrington added that his agent fielded “several” inquiries, which is something Patriots fans should worry about. Their cheap, familiar, young, and solid nickel CB could be on his way out because of those inquiries.
All it takes is one team to fall in love with Arrington and give him a significant chunk of cash (say, $4-5 million a year like what Aaron Ross got last year) for Arrington to be lured away to that team and away from New England. Or, those several teams making inquiries on Arrington could get into a small bidding war.
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