The Arizona Cardinals have reached agreement on a one-year contract with Sanders.|||||||
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Sanders played for the New England Patriots for his first six NFL seasons before going to the Atlanta Falcons last year. He appeared in 15 games for the Falcons, six as a starter, with 48 tackles and one fumble recovery.
The Patriots released Sanders, who was tied for second on the team with three interceptions last season.|||||||
He was due to make a base salary of $2.8 million in 2011. "Tough release there with James Sanders," coach Bill Belichick said in a conference call. "James has been a good guy to have on this team. A hardworking kid. ... He's been a really solid team player for us but we just, part of the move, needed to release people."
The New England Patriots re-signed Sanders on Thursday.|||||||
Sanders, a fourth-round pick in 2005, has started 36 games over his first four seasons in New England. He has 198 career tackles, five interceptions and a sack.
Sanders is questionable with an injury to his abdomen for Sunday's game against Buffalo. The Patriots can win the AFC East with a victory over the Bills and a Miami loss to the New York Jets.|||||||
Sanders is inactive for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.|||||||
Sanders has 56 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 13 games - all starts - this season. He's out with a knee injury.