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Matthew Judon pitches for four-time Pro Bowl CB to join Patriots

Matthew Judon is at it again.

The New England Patriots linebacker didn’t waste any time trying to recruit cornerback Xavien Howard, who is expected to be released by the Miami Dolphins at the start of the league year.

Howard, who turns 31 this year, is a free agent for the first time in his career, and he’ll have an opportunity to play outside of Miami. The Dolphins are already paying a soon-to-be 30-year-old cornerback a lot of money, and by moving on from Howard, they can save money and try to get younger in the defensive backfield.

Leave it to Judon to shoot his shot on behalf of the rebuilding Patriots immediately after hearing the news of Howard’s release.

Howard is sure to have plenty of suitors in free agency, but the thought of him playing across from Christian Gonzalez is fun to consider. Perhaps he’d be willing to do business with a division rival to get a crack at the Dolphins twice a year.

The Patriots have bigger holes to fill on their roster, but they’d surely do their due diligence and at least pick up the phone, right?

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire