Bob Sanders was cut by the Colts today. The oft-injured safety hasn't played a down since 2009 and has only seen the field 9 times in the last three seasons. No one, however, can deny his presence when he is healthy. The colts defense was dramatically better when he was playing. His body has let him down though since winning defensive player of the year in 2007.
Now I can't say i'm confident Sanders will turn his career around. But its certainly something for the patriots to look at. The patriots have been lacking a real presence at safety since Rodney Harrison retired. However, we still aren't lacking at the position. With both Brandon Merriweather and Patrick Chung having solid seasons, Sergio Brown showing promise, and James Sanders still on the payroll we seem pretty set.
At the end of the day, I don't think there's room for him on the roster, and Sander's would probably like to jump start his career in a place where he could start.
If we trade Brandon Merriweather, as some suggest we should, it would change the conversation a bit. That's a risky move to make though.
But i thought i'd pose the question to the citizens of PatsPulpit. Should the Patriots consider Bob Sanders?