The New England Patriots took safety Brandon Meriweather with the 24th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, and got a solid return from the Miami product.
While Meriweather's production wasn't overwhelming, he was certainly good enough. In four seasons he totaled 261 tackles, 12 interceptions and two sacks.
Despite those numbers, Meriweather was benched by the Patriots several times for not sticking to schemes and constantly disappointing the coaching staff. He certainly didn't do anything to help himself stay in New England.
Some have claimed he didn't deserve it, but Meriweather was selected to play back to back Pro Bowls in 2009 and 2010.
While Meriweather has been disappointing to the Patriots' coaching staff, we certainly didn't see him getting cut. The Chicago Bears snapped him up quickly and expect the four-year vet to contribute immediately.