Darrelle Revis agrees to one-year deal with Patriots
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/12/14) The Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent corner Darrelle Revis Wednesday according to ESPN.com, just hours after he was released by the Buccaneers. Revis will be taking a paycut while maintaining long-term flexibility, as the deal will pay him $12 million for 2014.
Revis had a solid 2013 season with the Buccaneers, recording 50 tackles and two interceptions while playing in all 16 games after recovering from knee surgery. He will replace the recently departed Aqib Talib for the Patriots, with one Pro-Bowl corner stepping in for another.
Spikes appeared on the NFL Network on Friday and said "both sides could benefit from a fresh start." He also added that his injured knee is "100 percent."
Spikes, who had 86 tackles during the 2013 season, was placed on injured reserve in advance of the AFC divisional round in part due to missing a team meeting. Spikes also was dealing with a knee issue during the latter part of the season.
Grissom, an undrafted rookie, was placed on injured reserve after suffering a high-ankle sprain during a preseason game against the Lions. Prior to that, the University of South Florida product was making a case for the practice squad.
Grissom, who recorded 105 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, with five sacks over four seasons in college, was sent to Florida to work out and recover on his own during the season. It is expected that Grissom will be given the opportunity to earn a roster spot next season.
Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo expected to be ready for camp
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/6/14) Two key Patriots who finished last season on injured reserve, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jerod Mayo, are expected to be ready for training camp, reports ESPN.com. Wilfork is coming back from a torn Achilles' tendon, Mayo from a torn pectoral muscle.
Kyle Arrington to have groin surgery Friday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/6/14) Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington, who played through a groin injury most of last season, is set to have surgery Friday, reports the team's website. Arrington had 62 tackles, two sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles while not missing a game.