Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington hasn’t had much stability in his time with the team.
He joined the team as a member of the practice squad in 2009, worked himself into a special teams role that turned into a role in the secondary, moved in and out of the starting lineup and ultimately finished this season as the team’s slot corner. The reviews haven’t always been positive for Arrington’s work, but he thinks that he’s shown improvement as he heads toward free agency.
“I think throughout the course of any season, there’s going to be highs, lows, ups, downs,” Arrington said, via Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. “But I think the main goal is to try to get better individually, collectively as a team. I felt I made some strides. I tried to perform and execute where the coaches see fit to place me.”
Arrington’s agents told Howe that remaining with the Patriots is his first priority this offseason, although there haven’t been any talks with the team about a new deal as yet. With Wes Welker, Aqib Talib and Danny Woodhead also heading into free agency, Arrington might not be too high on the team’s list of priorities before the start of free agency.