The Patriots released cornerback Leigh Bodden last week and he went unclaimed on waivers, which means that the Patriots are on the hook for his salary and he can be signed by any team. But, now it is Wednesday, and Leigh Bodden is nowhere to be found. However, Leigh Bodden’s agent Alvin Keels has been twittering about his status:
I have taken multiple calls over the past 24 hours on Leigh Bodden. We are looking for the best fit. Money is not a major issue for 011.
A decision on the best fit may not be made this week. We will have a patient approach in deciding what’s best for Leigh Bodden
The whole money thing bodes well for the Rams since the Patriots are paying Bodden his full $3 million salary this season regardless of his next contract. The Rams do not have a lot of cap space so that’s a good fit with Bodden’s needs.
“We are looking for the best fit” can be interpreted in multiple ways. First and foremost, it is possible that Bodden is looking to play for a contender. This would not bode well for the Rams. However, he was already on a perennial contender in the New England Patriots and was unhappy with his role as a 4th corner. So, it is possible Bodden is looking for a starting role somewhere. Therefore, the Rams would be a great fit as Bodden may even start right away over Josh Gordy or to limit the snaps for Al Harris. Other teams do not have available starting corner spots and the Rams do.
On my second reading of the tweet, I think the Rams are a still a good fit. Bodden wants to start and to play and is looking to take his time finding the right fit. The Rams should give the man what he wants to help their very thin cornerback situation.