Bradley Fletcher’s run in Philadelphia ended after two seasons. (NFL Game Rewind)
Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain were not brought in to be Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. But the two veteran cornerbacks were brought in to compete for spots in the New England Patriots’ secondary, and perhaps meaningful ones.
Only their roles will take time to materialize, if they in fact do.
The two signed cost-effective one-year deals on Wednesday, without much certainty of where they’ll coincide with the likes of Logan Ryan, Kyle Arrington, Malcolm Butler, Alfonzo Dennard, Chimdi Chekwa, Daxton Swanson and Justin Green moving forward.
Robert McClain intercepted two passes for Atlanta last season. (NFL Game Rewind)
Robert McClain was one of four free-agent cornerbacks to visit the New England Patriots on Tuesday, and like Bradley Fletcher, it appears he will be continuing his career as one.
McClain announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he is joining the Patriots, after spending the last the three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
Tarell Brown was one of four corners to visit Gillette on Tuesday. (NFL Game Rewind)
With 2014 starters Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner now elsewhere, the New England Patriots are looking into the pool of veteran free-agent cornerbacks still available.
The organization hosted four of them on Tuesday in Terence Newman, Robert McClain, Bradley Fletcher and Tarell Brown, according to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss.