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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: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

JETS, pick him up!!!!   They can use another corner and we need the intel!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Something happened and the hammer is gonna fall on him. If hes clear of any truoble/s then this will go down as 1 of the most strangest moves ever. Is Bill using him as a scapegoat for their pass def to shake everyone else up, if anything McCourty is having a bad year,




Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Dumb someone will jump all over him
 



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

That was classic Tommeboye.

Can you imagine how many penalties Ocho would get trying to play DB?  As a receiver he can not keep his hands of the DBs.




Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Nothing really surprises me with BB. Bodden was lined up a Nickel a lot and they scratched him for Raiders game. He is making almot 4 mill, so while a surprise, it should not be shocking. Arrington is the only one making plays back there. Who knows maybe they bring someone else in. This move however will not change the impact of this week's game. If the Steelers light up the secondary this week, it won't be because Bodden isn't there. 



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

LESSON: Don't get on Bill's bad side.  Shortest leash in the NFL.  He does keep winning, but you do need talent to win as well... we'll see how this works out but so far even with Bodden that defense was nothing special.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

tommyboye:  Put Ocho Cinco back there.... he's been knocking down passes all year....

Five Star!




Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

If he's healthy and can contribute. I hope the Texans will take a look at him



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Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 12:55 pm
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Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

90 points??? Steelers have a defense!!!!


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