The Patriots have claimed cornerback Antwaun Molden on waivers from the Houston Texans according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.Molden was drafted with the 16th pick of the third round in the 2008 NFL Draft, and played 32 games with the Texans. He has 28 career tackles (23 solo) in his career.
The cornerback position looks to be a position of need for the Patriots, as Jonathan Wilhite was released, Darius Butler hasn't performed well, Ras-I Dowling is a rookie coming off a leg injury, and Leigh Bodden missed all of last season with a torn rotator cuff.
Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.
The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.
Phil Perry and CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran debate which receiver has been better for the Patriots: Wes Welker or Julian Edelman? It's part of this edition of Quick Slants The Podcast.