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Kyle Arrington wants to return to Pats, but no talks yet


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.

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14 Responses to “Kyle Arrington wants to return to Pats, but no talks yet”
  1. blacknole08 says: Jan 24, 2013 12:08 PM

    Let him walk and re-sign Talib. Kid had a nice 2010 season and is good in run support but is a HUGE liability in coverage. Ras-I Dowling is coming off injury and there are some good corners in the draft.

  2. rc33 says: Jan 24, 2013 12:16 PM

    As soon as Talib went out w/ 5 minutes remaining in the first quarter, every Pats fan knew the team was in trouble. Time to move on here.

  3. gregstep says: Jan 24, 2013 12:16 PM

    Why would someone want to return to an underachieving team?

  4. tbd3 says: Jan 24, 2013 12:32 PM

    As a Pats fan, I’m fine with keeping Arrington… low on the depth chart.

  5. patriots87 says: Jan 24, 2013 12:54 PM


  6. bobwxly says: Jan 24, 2013 12:56 PM

    I cringe every time I see him come in… Love to see him in a Jets uni though.

  7. brokentreehousemusic says: Jan 24, 2013 1:10 PM

    Sorry buddy, you are not the cover guy we need in the nickel or in relief of Talib/Dennard.

  8. hockeyflow33 says: Jan 24, 2013 1:22 PM

    New England fans everywhere say no

  9. surfinbird1 says: Jan 24, 2013 1:34 PM

    Not that bad,if they keep in the slot.

  10. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 24, 2013 1:46 PM

    “gregstep says:
    Jan 24, 2013 12:16 PM
    Why would someone want to return to an underachieving team?”

    Lol you only show your own ignorance and lack of knowledge with that comment.

    I’d say fans of at least 25-28 of the other NFL teams would be extraordinarily happy if their team “under achieved” like the Pats do.

  11. u4iadman says: Jan 24, 2013 1:47 PM

    let him move on, we need to rebuild this team unfortunately.

  12. audge86 says: Jan 24, 2013 1:56 PM

    sure, if he’ll sign on for cheap and be used mainly for special teams/depth

  13. rc33 says: Jan 24, 2013 2:23 PM

    More to the point, the Patriots used the 33rd overall pick in ’11 on Ras-I Dowling and all they’ve had in return is two trips to the Injured Reserve list. It’s been bad luck for Dowling but he’s GOT to establish himself next season.

  14. CKL says: Jan 24, 2013 3:51 PM

    Yeah RC33, I call him Ras -I(njured reserve) Dowling. Sigh.

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