The Patriots are scheduled to host free-agent CB Leigh Bodden on a visit at Gillette Stadium today, the first day of free agency.
The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Bodden played for the Lions last season after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Browns. He had a career-high six interceptions with the Browns in 2007 while playing under former Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
The Patriots have Ellis Hobbs, Terrence Wheatley and Jonathan Wilhite as their top returning corners. Hobbs enters the final year of his contract in 2009, and adding personnel at the position -- through free agency or the draft -- would presumably be one of the Patriots' top items on the offseason agenda.