One day after the New England Patriots made 15 cuts to set their 53-man roster, one of the players they decided to part ways has already moved on to another NFL team.
According to Christopher Price of WEEI.com, the Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year deal with former Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather. Meriweather, a first round pick of the Patriots in 2007, was cut by Bill Belichick and the Pats after a somewhat sluggish preseason. Meriweather started only half of the Patriots preseason games and began to lose reps on the first team defense to second year player Sergio Brown.
The 5-11, 200 pound safety received significant criticism for his off the field issue during this offseason. Meriweather was connected to a shooting in Miami, Florida and was framed by the victim as the shooter in the case. He has played 64 career games and has amassed 175 career tackles. Meriweather made the pro bowl in both 2009 and 2010.