Could this put an end to the short-lived rumors of the Patriots possibly picking up DeAngelo Hall?
At a time when folks are wondering whether the New England Patriots might be in the market for cornerback DeAngelo Hall, the Pats have re-signed a defensive back whom they cut before the start of the season.
The team has announced the return of cornerback Jason Webster.
The eight-year veteran has played for the 49ers, Falcons, and Bills. He signed with the Patriots on March 3, but was cut on August 26.
Wesbter fills a roster spot vacated when rookie linebacker Shawn Crable was placed on injured reserve. Crable, a third-round pick in the 2008, was inactive for each of the team’s eight games this year.
The Patriots are believed to have some interest in Hall, but aren’t expected to make a waiver claim for his services.
Jason Webster is a veteran cornerback and could help to fill in at CB, but he is no DeAngelo Hall. I don’t think many people expected the Patriots to put a waiver claim in for Hall as they would have to pay him too much money for their liking, but if he becomes a free agent, it shouldn’t take long for the Pats to give him a call.
As for Crable, he played great in the preseason but hasn’t been active (to my knowledge) for any of the games so far this season. Let him get healthy and learn the system and hopefully he’ll be ready to make an impact next season.