Saturday, September 3, 2011
Brandon Meriweather Cut By Patriots.
Despite being named to two Pro-Bowls, Brandon Meriweather never lived up to the expectations of his 1st Round selections. He was supposed to be the Patriots big play safety, he was supposed to be the next Ed Reed coming out of Miami.
But instead he was too much of a freelancer, caring too much about big hits, and not enough about execution.
This shouldn't come as a huge surprise to anyone, the Patriots have been bringing in safeties all camp and most starting safeties don't play in the 2nd half of the 4th Preseason Game.
With James Sanders and Brandon Meriweather gone, that makes Patrick Chung the new veteran of the defense. If no one else is brought in i'd expect Sergio Bown to start alongside the third year Safety.