We were hearing that Brandon Meriweather was on the fast track to cracking the starting lineup, and an injury could speed up that process even more.
The Patriots elected to stick with the youngsters on their roster, Josh Barrett and Sergio Brown, instead of adding a veteran safety.
In this week's Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush gives his take on Jay Cutler's decision making.
PFW associate editor Dan Parr offers his stock analysis of the Bears following their Week One win over the Falcons.
Just one day after being released by the Patriots, Pro Bowl S Brandon Meriweather was signed on Sunday by the Bears.
In a surprise move, the Patriots have released SS Brandon Meriweather.
Two shooting victims have accused Patriots S Brandon Meriweather of allegedly shooting them in Florida during a fight on Feb. 27.
The NFL has decided to reduce the fines handed out to some of the league's hardest-hitting players. Judy Battista of the New York Times first reported the news on Twitter.
It was a bit of a surprise to see Brandon Meriweather get his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection when he hasn't had the starting job for the entire season.
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, OLB Tully Banta-Cain is the choice.
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, S Brandon Meriweather is the choice.
Despite this year's poor numbers, the Patriots have a strong, young group in the secondary who they believe can excel in the years to come.
Here is a sampling of quotes from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. All quotes are taken from transcripts provided by the Patriots:
A week after multiple violent, helmet-to-helmet hits raised the ire of the NFL, the league praised its players for clean play on Sunday in Week Seven games.
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.
The NFL has admitted that it erred by allowing photos of illegal hits from this past weekend's games to be sold to the public on NFL.com.
Patriots SS Brandon Meriweather has been fined $50,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens TE Todd Heap on Sunday.
Patriots SS Brandon Meriweather told WEEI in Boston that he has not been himself in practice when asked about not starting for the second straight week.