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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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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 11:48 am

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Odd timing for sure.

Bodden's reason:  Wallace, Heath, Hines, Sanders, Brown.
Belicheck's reason:  He's Bill.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 11:43 am

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

nCome on down to Carolina,were a few defensive move upgrades to being a Playoff team.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 11:42 am

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Falcons where are got Bodden fromNE and Harris fom the bears.... bring these guys in and improve your Defensive backfield 100%.....

Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: October 28, 2011 11:30 am

Report: Patriots release Leigh Bodden

Awesome move, worst passing D in the league and we go and do this.  I hope to heck they have a good reason for this, the Meriweather thing was bad enough.

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