When the Patriots cut cornerback Kyle Arrington Monday afternoon, it caused fans everywhere to scratch their head and wonder what the angle was from head coach Bill Belichick.
One of the best slot corners in the NFL, Arrington serves a valuable role in playing sideline-to-sideline covering shifty, quick receivers looking to shake loose in the flats. But for one reason or another, whether it was his $4.625 million hit against the cap or the $3 million salary he was due, Belichick felt the time was right to move on from Arrington.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, who first broke the story of the corner's release, did says that a possible reunion between the two sides down the line remained a possibility. However, will Arrington still be available if the Patriots circle back around?
According to ESPNs Jamison Hensley, Arrington would be a perfect fit in the defensive backfield for the Baltimore Ravens. Although Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome declined to comment on any particular player they have their sights on, Arrington-to-Baltimore makes a ton of sense for the team. If the Ravens can top the $3 million Arrington was scheduled to make in 2015 in New England, it could likely entice him enough to sign on the dotted line.
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