Arrington, one of 18 New England free agents this offseason, has played both inside as a slot corner and outside on the edge in his four previous campaigns in Foxborough, often starting at both spots. He was reduced to more of a situational role last season with the additions of
The diminutive Arrington, though, is a versatile player who was even used by New England as a situational pass rusher at times in the past. His toughness, too, is seen as an asset. Often listed on the injury report, he nonetheless manages to suit up nearly every week.
Arrington may not be the greatest player in any one aspect of his game, but he is adequate enough in all of them, it seems, to warrant staying on the Patriots roster.