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Deltha O'Neal

Patriots newcomer Deltha O'Neal is filling the shoes of Asante Samuel. Should Pats fans expect the same kind of performance? Patriots Insider asked Cincinnati insider Kevin Goheen about O'Neal, and some of his responses were surprising, including why the Bengals cut O'Neal during final roster cuts.

When the Patriots decided they had seen enough of cornerback Fernando Bryant, they waived him without his replacement on the roster. It wasn't an easy decision to make, but it was the right one for New England a team that had seen former standout corners underperform in a Patriots uniform. Bryant, Jason Webster and Lewis Sanders were the three veterans the Patriots looked to when they needed to...

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