The New England Patriots have released CB Kyle Arrington. He has been with the Patriots since 2009 when the team signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Hofstra. Here is what Richard Hill of Pats Pulpit had to say about Arrington:
Arrington is a really good slot corner with some ST value as a gunner. The Patriots were overpaying him at $4mm per season, but I really don't see why they cut him. He was a good locker room influence and he did whatever the coaches asked.
Just, for the love of all that is holy, don't ask him to cover outside on the sidelines. He's Bradley Fletcher-on-Dez level when outside. He shuts down T.Y. Hilton type players with ease.
Here are some numbers from our boy Evan Silva to prove that statement:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kyle Arrington didn't have a great '14 but his release is a surprise. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Patriots?src=hash">#Patriots</a> matched him up with TY Hilton twice. TY went 3-24-0, 1-36-0.</p>— Evan Silva (@evansilva) <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/597838464684429313">May 11, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The Titans did get better at corner during free agency when they signed Perrish Cox, but as the old saying goes, you can never have enough corners. Think about a secondary that has Jason McCourty and Cox on the outside and Arrington on the inside. Yes, please!