After three seasons in the Mile high city, John Lynch saw the end of the road.
He asked for a meeting with Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan to ask for
his release. That release was granted in the first week of August. Lynch said
at the time that he didn't feel it was the right fit in Denver, and wanted the
opportunity to find a home better suited to his skills. After apologizing for
not delivering a championship to Denver, Lynch packed his gear, said his good-byes
and hit the open market.
One of the first places Lynch called on was New England. Reports out of Denver
indicate that Lynch was in town for a visit and is was set to take a physical
today. The 36-year old safety met with the team on Tuesday and could conceivably
join the team as early as the end of the day.
New England entered the market for defensive back help when safety Tank Williams
suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens last Thursday
night in Foxboro. Williams spent time practicing with the first team defense
at inside linebacker, working at providing a run/pass support mix that a safety.
Patriots Signed Cornerback
The Patriots signed free agent defensive back Ade Jimoh today. Terms of the
deal were not announced.
Jimoh spent last season with the Chicago Bears (2007), after begining his first
four with the Washington Redskins (2003-06). The 6-foot-1, 187-pound defender
was signed as an undrafted rookie out of Utah State by the Redskins in 2003.
He appeared in 69 career NFL games since entering the league, six of those came
with Chicago last year until he was placed on injured reserve.
The Patriot released offensive lineman Pete McMahon today. The 6-foot-8, 330-pound
blocker was signed by the Patriots on July 27, 2008. McMahon was originally
selected by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. The
Iowa product hasn't appeared in any NFL regular season action.