Could Patriots Be Courting Free Agent Linebacker?
With Jerod Mayo on the mend for 3-6 weeks, the New England Patriots may be shopping for some help for their thin linebacking core. So, in the, old but still highly decorated linebacking bin, lies Derrick Brooks.
Brooks, 36, is a veteran free agent, unemployed thanks in large part to Raheem Morris and his need to make Tampa Bay younger and faster. Without Mike Vrabel, Tedy Bruschi, and now Mayo, the Patriots linebacking core has become a glaring weakness for the defense, forcing Bill Belichick’s squad to move to more of a 4-3 scheme.
However, with an addition of a veteran like Brooks, Belichick could rely on an experienced force to lead a relatively young and inexperienced squad. For more on this story check out the new espnboston.