Rumor Mill: Patriots Interested In Another FA

The Rumor Mill picked up word that the Patriots may not be happy with their current lineup on the defensive line. The Rumor went from cold to hot over the weekend. Get the latest on what Patriots Insider has heard about the current target and what the team may do to address their need.

RUMOR: Former Bengal Sam Adams is drawing interest from the Patriots who want to add another DL

Status: Confirmed - Hot
This report was brought to light when the Boston Globe confirmed the Patriots had spoken with Adam's representatives. The rumor actually began the week Adams was cut by the Bengals.

Buzz: The Patriots are unhappy with the performance of the interior defensive line from last season. The ability of teams to run the ball due to lack of pressure on the interior when Vince Wilfork took a breather was enough to get the team to seriously consider adding an interior defensive lineman during the Draft, or try to pick one up through free agency.

Reality: The Pats scouted a number of top interior defensive linemen. They also took a look at late round picks. Drafting Kareem Brown was one step to shoring up the interior line behind Wilfork.

League insiders tell that Adams was cut due to performance issues, and there remains a big question on his work ethic. When he is motiviated, Adams is exactly the type of run-stuffer the Patriots covet on their interior defense. The veteran defender has drawn significant interest from the Rams, Texans and the Broncos.

The latest news is that Denver, desperately in need of interior line help, is the current favorite to land the 340-pound veteran.


For more on this rumor, and a number of other recent rumors, check the RUMOR MILL in the insider's lounge. Chad Brown, Vinny Testaverde and Chris Brown are three of the recent updates.

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