CB - NE
Per Mike Reiss of ESPN, the New England Patriots have re-signed special team ace Justin Bethel to a three-year, $6M deal.
The Patriots and Bethel worked out a three-year deal worth $6M that will keep the 30-year old in New England. Bethel had 14 special teams tackles which tied for third in the NFL in 2020, along with two muffed punt recoveries. This move solidifies a strength for the Patriots while also providing CB depth in case of emergencies.
Justin Bethel finished the Cardinals' loss to the Lions with four tackles, three solo, and two passes defensed to go along with an 82-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Bethel's interception return for a touchdown was the highlight of today for Arizona, which goes to show how rough things were for the Cardinals. Unless you're in a league where you have to start a cornerback, there is no need to roster Bethel.
Justin Bethel looked good in his return to practice on Monday. Head Coach Bruce Arians says he has time to take the job back from rookie Brandon Williams.
Bethel just returned to practicing in pads. The Cardinals removed Bethel (foot) from PUP list last Tuesday. He'll look to re-enter competition at starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson. He finished 2015 with 46 tackles, two interceptions, and one TD. The Cardinals' D/ST is a high value target in all fantasy formats.
Justin Bethel finished with seven tackles and an interception as the Cardinals DST swarmed over the Packers on Sunday.
The interception was the first of Bethel's career. The Cardinals showed few signs of missing Tyrann Mathieu, and the play of Bethel will be highly encouraging as the post season begins.
Cardinals defensive back Justin Bethel registered seven tackles on Thursday Night Football.
This performance iced a good few weeks for Bethel, who inked a new contract last Friday. He could see a bigger role in the Cardinals backfield next season, and is a name to look out for in 2016 redraft.