Brandon MeriweatherThe Patriots cut the two-time Pro Bowler and 2007 first-round draft pick from the University of Miami Sept. 3, 2011 and coach Bill Belichick doesn't regret the decision. "Again, I think each year is a new year, and I just don't think you can pick teams, or pick your players based on what's happened in the past," Belichick said. "You have to pick them based on what you think is going to happen this year, and that's relative to the competition, to the make of your team, and player's performance."
The Bears scooped up Meriweather a day after the Patriots cut him. On March 15, 2012, he signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Redskins.