Bodden picks good time for free agency

Updated: January 18, 2010, 5:49 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

In a Patriots season filled with inconsistency, there were only a few players on the roster who avoided volatile ups and downs. Cornerback Leigh Bodden was one of them.

Now, in a decision that highlights a challenging offseason ahead for Patriots management, Bodden's future with the team figures to be high on the to-do list.

Bodden is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, and if he winds up elsewhere, this is what the Patriots will be missing: (1) a player who tied ...

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