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The busy Patriots off season continued today as the team has agreed to a three year deal with safety James Sanders. Sanders, 25, has played his entire four year career in New England but was a free agent and reportedly turned down more money elsewhere to come back to the Pats.
He started 14 games last year and finished with 66 tackles and one interception. Terms of the deal – of course – were not disclosed.
My Take: After losing two important pieces to the puzzle from last year’s team, it’s nice to see the Pats going after a familiar face. Sanders is needed to step in at the safety spot and play alongside Brandon Meriweather if Rodney Harrison decides to retire. Sanders hasn’t lived up to my expectations yet, but he is only 25 so I’ll give him another chance.