Bolden, 29, who re-joins the Patriots after one season with the Miami Dolphins, spent his first six National Football League seasons with New England.
The former Bucs wideout agreed to a four-year deal with Tennessee on Monday, but ESPN's Dianna Russini first reported that the Titans "were bidding against New England all day" for the slot receiver.
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The sides will also immediately begin discussing labour issues such as revenue, service time manipulation and the luxury tax. The number of pitchers on the active roster will be determined by a joint committee of Major League Baseball and the MLBPA.
The 30-year-old (he'll turn 31 this summer) finished the 2014, 2016 and 2017 season with more than 1,000 yards, but that came in the wide-open Lions offense with Matthew Stafford throwing to him. And if you combine his work with the Lions and Eagles this past year, those team's quarterbacks took aim at the nine-year wide receiver a combined 113 times. The 10th-year pro tallied one interception and 14 pass breakups - including a pivotal PBU against Brandin Cooks in the Super Bowl - and ranked second behind All-Pro Stephon Gilmore in snaps played among Patriots cornerbacks.
The Giants weren't going to find another Odell Beckham on free agency or the trade market. It's a curious roster fit given that the Giants already have Sterling Shepard in the slot and lots of short-range receivers such as Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram.
According to the Detroit Lions, they have signed free-agent OL Oday Aboushi and S Andrew Adams. That much is clear.