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Patriots sign veteran cornerback E.J. Biggers

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 26: E.J. Biggers #38 of the Philadelphia Eagles breaks up a pass intended for Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins on December 26, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Getty Images

Most of the big free agents have already signed, but the Patriots can still pull off something Biggers.

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the Patriots signed former Eagles cornerback E.J. Biggers to a one-year deal.

Biggers has also played for Washington and Tampa Bay, perhaps playing his best football under Bill Belichick-pal Greg Schiano in Tampa in 2012.

But he has the requisite versatility, having playing outside, in the slot and even some safety, and gives the Patriots another veteran who will add depth and help on special teams.

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18 Responses to “Patriots sign veteran cornerback E.J. Biggers”
  1. bucnbolt11 says: Mar 30, 2016 7:13 AM

    Lol, he’s terrible. 😖

  2. 6ball says: Mar 30, 2016 7:37 AM

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    This is just the type of under the radar move that makes the Patriots, the Patriots. He’s a low cost veteran with a body of NFL work open for examination. Belichick must have seen something he liked either on special teams or in coverage.

    Late in the season when the inevitable injuries hit, having a veteran who’s been with you since camp, is your best form of damage control.
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  3. lgw91s says: Mar 30, 2016 7:44 AM

    Back end roster is an under-appreciated role. Be prepared to have your number called at any moment. Just ask Malcolm Butler.

  4. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 30, 2016 8:07 AM

    #wegotRevis!

  5. beachsidejames says: Mar 30, 2016 8:24 AM

    Snoozefest.

  6. beachsidejames says: Mar 30, 2016 9:59 AM

    Patriots let Revis walk for this guy….

  7. ( . Y . ) says: Mar 30, 2016 10:25 AM

    lgw91s says:
    Mar 30, 2016 7:44 AM

    Back end roster is an under-appreciated role. Be prepared to have your number called at any moment. Just ask Malcolm Butler.
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    This is an excellent point. The Patriots are always shuffling the bottom of the roster. Football is a collection of parts, and the entire collection is what separates the great from the good.

    The top 15 players on every roster are going to be about equal. Its the talent level of the bottom 20 that really makes a difference. Belichick’s entire run in New England has been because his bottom 3rd of the roster is better than everyone else’s bottom third.

    Not to single out the Ravens, but last year the reason the Ravens sucked was because of injuries (according to their fan base). And I admit injuries definitely played a role. But did you know that the Patriots lost more man games than any other team last year? You probably didn’t know that. The difference between the (just a guess on wins) 5 win Ravens (second most man games lost) and the Patriots was the performance of the players who took over for injured starters. In other words, the Patriots roster was much deeper than the Ravens, and the results speak for themselves.

  8. laxcoach37 says: Mar 30, 2016 10:55 AM

    Ironically, if the Dolphins signed this guy for depth.. the Cheaters would be Trolling with “he sucks”, the “Fins are getting older”, “the Dolphins trying to win Free Agency instead of building through the Draft” etc., etc. etc.

    Instead they come up with a Dissertation of how great this Signing is… can’t have it both ways. Just sayin’!

  9. kissbillsrings says: Mar 30, 2016 11:32 AM

    laxcoach37 says:
    Mar 30, 2016 10:55 AM
    Ironically, if the Dolphins signed this guy for depth.. the Cheaters would be Trolling with “he sucks”, the “Fins are getting older”, “the Dolphins trying to win Free Agency instead of building through the Draft” etc., etc. etc.

    Instead they come up with a Dissertation of how great this Signing is… can’t have it both ways. Just sayin’!
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    Actually, when you’re as good as the Patriots for as long as the Patriots have been, you CAN have it both ways!!!
    & this move is EXACTLY what the Pats have been doing for years…building thru the draft & mixing in veterans as camp bodies/depth/leaders that fill a specific role that excentuates their talents & abilities so when called on to be utilized in a specific game plan they can excel…. Just sayin’!

  10. lambeauheap says: Mar 30, 2016 11:35 AM

    What a terrible joke.

    And who said this is a great signing? Every pats fan on this thread has said its a depth roster move.

    But that’s what trolls do. Make stuff up

  11. bigbroncomama says: Mar 30, 2016 11:38 AM

    Game changer! Now, if Billy and Tom can only figure out a way to cheat, er, beat Denver.

  12. lscottman3 says: Mar 30, 2016 11:45 AM

    Lax coach

    To be truthful no Dolphins signing ever get scrutiny from patriots fans except for giving Tannehil and Suh millions, and how’d those work out.

    Just keep waiting for Brady to retire

  13. crewchief15 says: Mar 30, 2016 11:47 AM

    Sorry Pat’s but TB’s time is running out and there goes your run, was good while it lasted, see you on the mediocre side of the house. At least the blind faith that BB;not the best QB in Football; was the key to this long run will give you hope. Hey at least your still in the AFC East, there’s that…

  14. lambeauheap says: Mar 30, 2016 12:06 PM

    Every year you hear the same thing:

    Brady is done, BB is done, Pats will be terrible soon.

    And every year its the AFC Champ game or SB

    You keep waiting and hating the Patriots will keep winning.

  15. RE LEE says: Mar 30, 2016 12:13 PM

    TB’s time has been running out for years now, so the haters blab.
    You have to have Goodell to take him out of games. Brady’s performance is as good as ever and age is just a number. The old man is more durable too that the young ones. He’ll retire when he gets the fifth ring or more. That’s all there is to it. After he retires, I’m quite sure the Pats won’t be the worst team either. It’s the team’s philosophy that will usher the wins not just the personnel.
    Sorry losers…

  16. xxsweepthelegxx says: Mar 30, 2016 12:27 PM

    Sorry Pat’s but TB’s time is running out and there goes your run, was good while it lasted, see you on the mediocre side of the house. At least the blind faith that BB;not the best QB in Football; was the key to this long run will give you hope. Hey at least your still in the AFC East, there’s that…
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    Hey, you just never know what the next QB after Brady will do, or WHO that will be for that matter. We’ll all wait and see. But in the meantime, we will enjoy TB behind center and start the season a serious contender.

    AFC East comments are lame….especially from “powerhouse” AFC West fans. Laughable. Every division has it’s ups and downs. And few divisions in history have had a team go on a run like the Pats have. Sticking to facts, the Pat’s AFC W-L record and NFC W-L record is close to their AFC East W-L record, debunking your point.

    Now go pump up those tough Chargers, Raiders, Chief’s and Bronco’s teams.

  17. bencoates57 says: Mar 30, 2016 12:33 PM

    Game changer! Now, if Billy and Tom can only figure out a way to cheat, er, beat Denver.

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    In Denver, maybe. It’s a tough place to play. Single greatest advantage in pro sports — that altitude. If the Pats had not squandered home field last year, they would have repeated. As injury riddled as they were (especially on the OL), they took the Broncos to OT in the regular season (after blowing a 21-7 lead) and then came within an extra point of taking them to OT again in the playoffs.

    Elway/Kubiak also made ALL the right moves with that QB position last year. If they made any other choices, they don’t go all the way.

  18. beachsidejames says: Mar 31, 2016 9:32 AM

    Dolphins keep beating the Patriots of late showing the rest of the league how to do it. Just ask the Bronco.

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