The New England Patriots have some great depth at cornerback, and slot corner Kyle Arrington is a key and underrated part of the team’s solid four-deep at the position. One of the league’s best slot corners, Arrington is paid like one after signing a four-year deal worth $16 million last offseason. A favorite of Bill Belichick’s, Arrington is physical and plays the run, which is exactly what a slot corner needs to do, especially a slot corner on the Patriots defense.
He underwent surgery on his groin on Friday and posted to his Instagram account yesterday that his surgery was a success, adding that he is “on a mission” to be “#BiggerFasterStronger”.
It is extremely rare to hear of a player having an unsuccessful surgery, and Arrington’s procedure appears to be a very minor one. In fact, he will reportedly be good-to-go in about six weeks, meaning that he is on track to participate in OTAs. His status for training camp is obviously a lock at this point, and he should be in for another very good, underrated season as the team’s starting slot corner. He had 62 tackles, two sacks, and 12 passes defended last season, and his ability to provide some pressure on nickel blitzes gives the Patriots defense a nice wrinkle.
Arrington has played in all 16 games in each of the past four seasons.