Source: Patriots claim CB Molden

August, 31, 2011
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Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesAntwaun Molden with the Houston Texans.



The Patriots claimed cornerback Antwaun Molden on waivers from the Houston Texans today, according to a league source.

The 26-year-old Molden entered the NFL in 2008 as a third-round pick out of Eastern Kentucky. He has not started a game over the last three seasons, appearing in 32 contests.

This marks the second straight year the Patriots have claimed a player from the Texans. Last year, the team claimed offensive tackle Steve Maneri after the Texans waived him.

The Patriots will have to make a corresponding roster move to make room for Molden (6-1, 200), who joins a cornerback group headlined by Devin McCourty and Leigh Bodden, with Kyle Arrington, Darius Butler and Ras-I Dowling also on the depth chart.

Bodden has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury since the team's second preseason game against the Buccaneers.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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