Cornerback Leigh Bodden is sporting jersey No. 23 with the Patriots, but it might have been No. 25 that brought him to New England.
Twenty-five is the number of wins Bodden accumulated over the his first six seasons in the NFL (against 51 losses, including an 0-16 season with Detroit last year).
ďIíve been in this league six years and I really havenít won," Bodden told reporters Tuesday in Foxborough. ďThat was the was pretty much the deciding factor. I was just glad the Patriots were interested in me. It was kind of a no-brainer, just trying to get the wins, get some wins under my belt. I calculated my record over the years and it's not too good."
The Globe's Ben Collins details more from Bodden in today's editions. Here's another soundbite from Bodden:
"It was in my head all this time, and I was sitting around with friends one day and we were messing around about it, so I decided to calculate it over the years," Bodden said. "Itís not too good, man. Not too good."
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