Patriots Sign Banta-Cain

After a failed experiment with the San Francisco 49ers, the Patriots have re-signed OLB Tully Banta-Cain. Cain was originally drafted by the Patriots in the 7th round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He parlayed some quality backup play and pass rush ability into a good contract in San Fran. Ultimately though, it seems like he is more adept in a defensive package like the Patriots.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but speculation states that it is a one-year deal. You can read more from Reiss at his blog.

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2 Responses to “Patriots Sign Banta-Cain”

  1. fish says:

    The niners wanted Tully to be something that he wasn’t, an every down backer in the NFL. They tried to use him as run-stopping, coverage backer and that is just no who he is. He’ll come back to New England’s 3-4 as a third down LB that can explode rushing off the edge and rack up 8-10 sacks helping their suddenly weak pass rush.

  2. gogli says:

    Tully Sucked for the niners, but maybe banta-cain can regain his mojo for the pats

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