We have a surprise move in the AFC East Friday.
Bodden was New England's highest-paid cornerback. He signed a four-year, $22 million contract in 2010 but was injured in his first season with the Patriots. Bodden played five games this year and had 17 tackles and one start.
With the odd timing, I'm not sure what to make of this move.
New England's defense has been inconsistent and need all the healthy cornerbacks they can get. I don't think it was a financial decision, either, because New England is still on the hook for Bodden's 2011 salary unless he's claimed by a new team.