New England Patriots meeting with cornerback Tarell Brown

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The 2015 NFL off-season has not been kind to the New England Patriots, to say the very least.

The Deflategate saga has followed New England around ever since the news broke with the NFL handing down severe suspensions to both Tom Brady and the Patriots themselves. Brady was banned for four games and the Patriots had two draft picks taken away as well as being fined $1million. 

But that isn't the end of the Patriots problems however, with the team's defense looking incredibly shaky after some free agency worries with both Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner leaving for pastures new, whilst Kyle Arringon, Alfonzo Dennard and Chimdi Chekwa were released, leaving the cornerback department looking incredibly weak.

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However, it seems like Bill Belichick and New England are finally looking at bringing in someone new to boost their secondary and have their sights set on a former Oakland Raiders player.

According to a tweet from Mike Riess, an ESPN NFL Nation reporter who covers the Patriots, the team brought in free-agent CB Tarell Brown in for a visit.

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The 30-year-old Brown would provide a much-need shot of experience, if he were to sign, at a position where the Patriots have undergone serious turnover, with all their starters from last season gone. 

Logan Ryan, Malcolm Butler, Bradley Fletcher, Robert McClain and rookie Darryl Roberts are among the Patriots’ cornerback options currently on the roster, with Patriots fans worried about how well their defense is going to cope at the start of the 2015 season, especially with Tom Brady out and matches bound to be close affairs.

Brown visited with the team in March, but left without a contract. Brown played in 2014 with the Raiders, totaling 55 tackles with four passes defended. He spent the the previous seven years in San Francisco where he amassed 11 interceptions.


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