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Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Posted on: October 28, 2011 11:08 am
Edited on: October 28, 2011 11:16 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Cornerback Leigh Bodden, a nine-year veteran, was surprisingly released from the Patriots on Friday, a source told Pro Football Talk.

BoddenThe move came as a shock, because, as Pro Football Focus points out, Bodden was the team’s best cover corner this year -- he played 222 snaps this year and had been thrown at 22 times, allowing 12 receptions for a touchdown while breaking up four passes. Considering the Patriots defense is ranked last in the league by allowing 423.7 yards per game (they’re also ranked last with 322.2 passing yards allowed), you have to wonder if this is a football-related move or from something that occurred off the field.

On Friday morning, Bill Belichick was asked about Bodden’s play, and he responded, “We’ll skip that right now.” He also said the team hadn’t made an announcement about anything Bodden-related.

"He's enjoyed this time in New England, but after meeting with coach Belichick this morning both parties agreed it was time to move on,” agent Alvin Keels told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “Leigh is totally healthy and can contribute right away.”

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Comments

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

COLTS



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

I don't understand this move at all either. It has to be an off-the-field issue. We need to be adding good defensive players, not subtracting them.



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

One week before the season started we get rid of Butler, Merriweather and Chung....now Bodden?  I know we're not talking about Revis here but that's our starting defensive backfield so who's going to play now?  Me? Ronnie Lott? what's going on?



Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

I think they just meant to say "and" a touchdown.  The Pats have only given up 10 passing TDs so far this season, so it can't be that Bodden allowed 12.  Besides, they would never say he was their best cover corner if he gave up 12 TDs.



Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Seattle better sign Bodden before he leaves Foxboro



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Hell, he can come to the Chargers right now and replace first-round bust Antoine Cason. It will be an upgrade for sure!



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

If the Vikings haven't already called his agent, Rick Spielman needs to be fired.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

"allowing 12 receptions for a touchdown"....I read it different, no where it says 1 TD, it says 12 receptions for a touchdown...in my book, that's 12 touchdown...someone here help me with the math, please....just bill being bill...
Just bad grammar/punctuation in the article...now way has Bodden given  up 12 TD on 12 completions....obvioulsy should have read "...allowing 12 receptions and 1 touchdown...." or "...12 receptions including a touchdown..." or something similar.




Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

i'm a pats fan, but this is pretty damn funny.  well played.





Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

i'm a pats fan, but this is pretty damn funny.  well played.


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