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Patriots Player Departure Patriots to Release Jalen Mills

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Mills was a decent CB2. However, he missed crucial stretches the last two seasons. The secondary’s lackluster performance vs. the bills was in part he wasn’t there to cover Davis in the last three matchups atleast.


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I think I would be more concerned if BB couldn’t coach up CBs as well as he can.. always seems to find the diamonds in the rough that fit what the Pats do.

Some of our best young talent is in defensive backfield though and BB coaches and drafts really well here too so I'm not worried.

Dugger and the Joneses are solid and they will add the depth where needed and hopefully one more solid to really good starter. And likely something in the draft too.
Bill's track record on manning and coaching up the secondary is exemplary. I am confident that 1) they will have the appropriate personnel and 2) this is likely signaling another move.


Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
Wow. Shocks me. Mills is versatile and played well (but yes, when he was able to play, which didn't include a lot of big games near the end of the two years).

Only way I like this is if they're bringing in someone notably better - Mills and McCourty is a lot of snaps to replace. Kept hoping for Shaun Wade, but that ship is passing, likely sinking.


Third String But Playing on Special Teams
I’m not overly concerned with his spot as a corner, as Marcus Jones and Jack Jones (assuming there are no lingering issues) can probably do what he does. This does leave them without any obvious free safety.


Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
I thought Mills was good when he was healthy just not healthy very often.

It seems like the Pats had cap space available to sign players, so I'm surprised they cut Mills to clear $5 MM. He was the closest thing to a boundary corner on the team.

I really like the Jones triplets at corner but all 3 are best suited to play the slot. Would like to see them add at least two more quality corners since I don't want to see Bryant or Wade on the field.

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