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Travis Daniels is not a name that will excite many people, even if this move did come to fruition and it really shouldn't.
Daniels is not by any means a special talent. What he is, though, is a veteran defensive back with position flexibility to happens to play for a team that Bill Belichick has a strong relationship with as Scott Pioli remains their General Manager.
Daniels has been in the league since 2005, after being a fourth-round pick out of LSU by the Dolphins. He started 14 games as a rookie in Miami and has seen his playing time decrease since. At 30 years old and with six career interceptions, including a career-high two last season, maybe there is a tiny bit of untapped ability Daniels has yet to be able to show.
Everyone knows all about the Patriots woes in the secondary, and Daniels could perhaps give them a veteran to add in the mix at either safety or cornerback, both of which seem to have little quality depth at this point.
The Patriots are likely to keep having to experiment with moving pieces like Devin McCourty around, perhaps to safety again, and adding another piece to the cornerback puzzle like Daniels could not hurt. The asking price would surely be very low, which would obviously be to Belichick's liking as well.