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03-07-2008, 01:37 PM

The Patriots continued to supplement a secondary that lost cornerbacks Asante Samuel and Randall Gay to free agency, announcing the signings of cornerback Lewis Sanders and safety Tank Williams yesterday.
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Sanders, who played for the Atlanta Falcons last season, is an eight-year NFL veteran. He projects to compete with Jason Webster, who was signed Tuesday, at nickel corner.

The 29-year-old Sanders played 14 games, starting the first six, for Atlanta, which released him Feb. 15. He finished with 32 tackles and two passes defended. The 6-foot-1-inch, 210-pounder has played in 87 career games with 25 starts, also suiting up for the Cleveland Browns (2000-04) and the Houston Texans (2005-06). He has five career interceptions.

Sanders, who was in for a visit yesterday, has a connection to the Patriots' coaching staff. He played one season for special assistant/secondary coach Dom Capers, who was the coach of the Texans from 2001-05.

03-07-2008, 02:15 PM
Sounds like Sanders will be their replacement for Gay. Gay was much better so this is interesting. Doesn't look like the Patriots will have a good secondary next year, especially with Harrison getting older and those pass rushers of their's gone (Colvin) and getting older (Vrabel).