It's another free-agent loss for the Patriots as cornerback and key special teams player Johnson Bademosi has agreed to a two-year, $6.25 contract with the Houston Texans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Bademosi, who turns 28 in August, saw plenty of time in the secondary in the Super Bowl loss to the Eagles with the benching of Malcolm Butler. He joined the Patriots in a trade from the Detroit Lions on Sept. 2, 2017, in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round draft pick.
Bademosi joins left tackle Nate Solder (Giants), cornerback Malcolm Butler (Titans), running back Dion Lewis (Titans) and wide receiver Danny Amendola (Dolphins) as recent free-agent departures from New England.
Dion Lewis held back tears during his introductory press conference with the Titans while talking about his journey.
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The former Patriots running back, surrounded by family members, got emotional discussing his upbringing and his experience growing up as an underdog. Today, the 5-foot-8 dynamo no longer fits the "underdog" role as he signed a four-year, $20 million deal with Tennessee. "It's good to have people believe in you," Lewis said.
Lewis led the Patriots with 896 rushing yards on 180 carries (5.0 YPC) in 2017, with six rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns.
The first few days of NFL free-agency have seen the Patriots lose key players and sit on the sidelines, and Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss all the moves, plus reading into Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski weighing-in on social media on their teammates going elsewhere.
(1:25) Left tackle Nate Solder is headed to the New York Giants...could the Patriots have handled this key situation better? Tom says the Patriots weren't aggressive enough with their offer in recent weeks. (7:20) To no one's surprise, Malcolm Butler is also moving on, leaving a hole in the defensive backfield. (15:00) Curran and Perry get into a great discussion about how the Patriots winning Super Bowl 51, and Tom Brady getting his fifth Lombardi Trophy might have been the start of a new philosophy on "Brady The Brand" off the field. (20:30) Do Gotham Chopra's comments to Peter King signal this could be the last year for TB12?
(27:40) The Patriots were able to add to the defensive line by trading for Danny Shelton. (29:40) Is Eric Rowe capable of securing Butler's spot? Also, a trip around the AFC (32:00), how likely is it that Ndamukong Suh signs with the Patriots, and Gronkowski might need to be in-line for a pay bump...or else (36:25).
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