Arrington, who signed a four-year, $16MM contract with the Patriots in 2013, had two years left on his deal at non-guaranteed salaries of $3MM in 2015 and $3.5MM in 2016. A reunion between him and the Pats at a reduced salary hasn’t been ruled out, per both Reiss and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (Twitter link).
The 28-year-old Arrington joined the Patriots in 2009 after going undrafted out of Hofstra in 2008. He appeared in 86 regular-season games with New England and totaled nine interceptions (including a league-best seven in 2011).
If Arrington doesn’t return to the Pats, they’ll have lost their top three corners from last season’s Super Bowl-winning team – Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner departed earlier this offseason in free agency.