The New England Patriots' cornerback position was a major question mark entering the 2015 season. Gone were starters/Super Bowl winners Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner and Kyle Arrington, left were young guns Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan.
Despite all the pre-season questions, the new starting duo had a very good season last year and is projected to play the vast majority of snaps in 2016 as well. However, depth behind Butler and Ryan is a concern. While Justin Coleman and Darryl Roberts offer options behind the starters, they are relatively unproven -- and could benefit from additional competition.
Today, the Patriots have added competition, according to Ben Volin:
#Patriots signed CB EJ Biggers to a 1 year deal, per source. Has 22 starts, 4 INT in 7 years with #Bucs, #Eagles and Skins
The 28-year old Biggers was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After four seasons in Florida, the 6'0 corner joined the Washington Redskins, which whom he played for two years, before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. In his six-year career, Biggers has played in 92 games, starting 34 and recording four interceptions.
While Biggers is far from a roster-lock, he offers experience and competition behind Butler and Ryan. An unspectacular but solid depth acquisition.