RUMOR: Another DB For The Pats?

Even After signing Deltha O'Neal there is more speculation that another defensive back may be coming to Foxboro in the near future. Who is it, and how can he help?

Per Bill Williamson of ESPN.com and formerly of the Denver Post, the Denver Broncos are working to trade cornerback Domonique Foxworth. According to Williamson, Foxworth is OK with the move.

"They didn't have to give me a warning," Foxworth said. "They are being classy about it. I'm not upset about it at all."

The Broncos are apparently close to a deal with one of the teams they're talking to, so they instructed Foxworth to stay home.

Some of the teams with pressing need at cornerback are: the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who just cut former Patriot Eugene Wilson), Washington Redskins and the New England Patriots.

Williamson included the New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams a list of possible suitors.

Patriots Insider Take:
For New England, the move may be a good one, but they would have to scuttle one of their current defensive backs. Lewis Sanders or rookie Jonathan Wilhite would be the most likely to be released to make room on the roster. The Patriots could release a player at another position instead if they needed to.

The Patriots just signed cornerback Deltha O'Neal Monday morning and they may now be out of the market for a corner if the price for Foxworth is too steep.

New England was rumored to be interested in Ty Law. According to various reports, Law's asking price was too high, and he has not found a home. The former Patriot was rumored to be the target of the Browns, Jets and Patriots recently.

One more item giving fuel to the Patriots connection was Bill Belichick's comments this morning that even though the Patriots have made a lot of roster moves, there will probably be some more before the week is done.

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UPDATE 9/2: FOXWORTH was traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a 7th round pick. If he re-signs in 2009, the Broncos will also get a 6th round pick. The news was reported by CBS4 Denver.

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