The Aqib talib re-signing gives the Patriots more leeway to look at positions other than cornerback in the first round. Hunt is a big, fast and strong talent and the kind of prospect Bill Belichick usually finds intriguing. At 6-8, 227, he’s not your prototypical 3-4 end, but he’s a kick-blocking machine and has athleticism that could be molded in New England.
Since cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Alfonzo Dennard had injury issues last season, and Dennard has an April 11 sentencing on tap, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to add depth in the slot if Arrington has to bump outside.
The tag hits for either Aqib Talib ($10.8 million) or Sebastian Vollmer ($9.9 million) are costly, and would take up a big chunk of the cap space just gainedMore quotes »
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