The Ravens have signed cornerback Kyle Arrington to a three-year contract, pending a physical, the team announced on Wednesday. Arrington was cut by the Patriots on Tuesday. He totaled 39 tackles with two forced fumbles and two touchdowns in 14 games this season.
Veteran cornerback Kyle Arrington is being targeted by the Ravens after his release from New England, according to ESPN, which is further claiming that the Panthers are also in the mix. The 28-year-old Arrington played in all but two games over the last five seasons, but his production fell in 2014.
Cornerback Kyle Arrington, who played a valuable role in the Patriots secondary, will be released by the team, according to ESPN.com. According to the source, there remains a possiblity that the Patriots could re-sign Arrington, who was scheduled to earn $3 million this season. The move leaves the Patriots without its top three players at the position from last season, with Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner leaving in free agency.
In two losses against the Patriots this season, including Sunday's 45-7 loss in the AFC title game, Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton was bottled up offensively. Hilton had just three catches for 24 yards in a 42-20 loss Nov. 16 and had one catch for 36 yards Sunday. "Coach (Bill) Belichick, he did the same thing, had the same game plan -- Kyle Arrington on me, (safety Devin McCourty) over the top," Hilton said, per ESPN. "They took away everything. When I tried to go across the middle, they had the linebackers drop. The linebackers hit me to try to disrupt me. It pretty much was the same game plan as last time. They did a pretty good job of taking me away." Patriot coach Bill Belichick praised Arrington's effort against Hilton, who is headed to the Pro Bowl after totaling 82 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season. "You know Kyle really stepped up; played T.Y. good," Belichick said. "T.Y. is a great receiver. He's got outstanding speed and quickness, and he's a tough guy to cover on all routes: short, intermediate, deep. He had a great catch on the sideline dragging his feet. It was a perfect throw and a great catch. But that's what it's like playing against them. But Kyle competed really well. He jammed, and he and Devin did a real good job on T.Y."
The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable. The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).