Report: Patriots tender pending restricted free agent cornerback
The New England Patriots tendered defensive back Myles Bryant on Tuesday afternoon, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Bryant’s tender is $2.6 million for a one-year deal.
He has been with the organization since the 2020 season. His best season came in 2022, when he recorded 70 tackles, 45 solo tackles and an interception, in addition to six pass deflections. Granted, it wasn’t all good, but he clearly upped his game in a year where the defense had to carry the team.
Bryant coming back for another season would mean the Patriots retain another piece of their secondary. Corner Jonathan Jones was retained on Monday after signing a two-year deal with the team.
The Patriots have tendered restricted free-agent DB Myles Bryant at the right-of-first-refusal level, which is $2.6 million on a 1-year deal, per a source.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 14, 2023
Keep in mind, New England would have a chance to match if another team signs Bryant to an offer sheet.
The Patriots have not made many splashes so far in free agency, outside of keeping players already in the organization. Nevertheless, this particular move aims to give New England continued stability in the secondary.
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