For a Super Bowl winning team the New England Patriots sure made a lot of changes this offseason - especially to their secondary.
Gone are the likes of Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Alfonzo Dennard and Kyle Arrington and, until now, the only new arrival at the cornerback position had been Bradley Fletcher, a man who ranked 92nd out of 108 players in the position in 2014.
With just one week to go until training camp the Patriots were looking light at the crucial position. Bill Belichick and co. finally addressed the situation today though by bringing in an eight-year league veteran on a one year deal.
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As first reported by ESPN, the Patriots have agreed a deal with Tarell Brown that will see the former 49ers and Raiders man link up with the team for the 2015 season.
Brown spent the first seven years of his career in San Francisco and helped the 49ers to the NFC title in 2012 before playing in Oakland last year.
For the first 14 games he was a mainstay in a secondary which actually ranked one place higher than New England in the end of season rankings, before being placed on IR with a foot injury.
Brown has 11 career interceptions to his name and has started at least 10 games over the past four seasons, experience the New England Patriots were severely lacking at cornerback.
The 30-year-old will now link up with the Patriots for training camp and will compete with youngsters such as Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan as well as Robert McClain and Bradley Fletcher.
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