----Patriots beat reporter Ian R. Rapoport
All along, we didn’t believe the Patriots had surrendered a significant pick in order bring safety Jarrod Page to New England in September. Turns out they didn’t.
The Kansas City Star reported on Friday the “future draft considerations” that were named at the time of the deal, is a 7th-rounder from next year’s 2012 draft.
Page, an unrestricted free agent who has expressed an interest in returning to New England, played in 10 games. He had two interceptions with 13 tackles. He also contributed on special teams.
The question is, would you like the Pats to bring him back, or instead go for the newly released Bob Sanders, who was cut loose from Indianapolis?
Sanders, a one-time Defensive Player of the Year, is certainly an intriguing prospect, even with his injury history. When he’s healthy, he’s a difference-maker in the secondary.
He’s the type of impact player the Pats haven’t had at safety since Rodney Harrison was in town. It’s just tough to count on a guy who’s only played in nine games the past three years. It may be still worth it for the Pats to kick the tires on the hard-hitting safety, who could also serve as a mentor to Patrick Chung, and perhaps, even Brandon Meriweather.