With so much focus on the status of Pats cornerback Aqib Talib and Alfonzo Dennard, it’s important to remember there are other defensive backs on the team.
One, specifically, is due to become a free agent.
Kyle Arrington hopes to return, and he recently told SiriusXM NFL Radio that the interest is mutual.”I love my teammates, I enjoy being here and definitely want things to work out; there’s mutual interest on both sides as far as trying to get something done. [But] it’s a business,” Arrington said, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. “So you just have to let it play out and see where the chips fall.”
Arrington also talked about the “Patriot way,” explaining that it means being the “ultimate professional and team player” for the organization.
“Take Tom [Brady] as the latest example, what he did with his contract, for the team,” Arrington said. “A lot of things play into it – professionalism, things like that. It’s not a hard thing to buy in to.”
In other words, the Tom-took-less-but-he-really-got-more routine is working. And maybe Arrington will take less (and really get less) as a result of the non-example Brady set.