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Patriots re-sign Talib, Arrington; release Lloyd

Lloyd done; Talib back

The New England Patriots released receiver Brandon Lloyd, re-signed conerbacks Aqib Talib and Kyle Arrington, and signed former Arizona safety Adrian Wilson.

The team made the announcements yesterday.

Arrington tied for the NFL lead in 2011 with seven interceptions. Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who holds the NFL record for most sacks in a season by a defensive back, eight, and is the sixth player in NFL history to record 25 sacks and 25 interceptions in his career.

Talib was acquired by New England in a trade with Tampa Bay on Nov. 1 for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick. He started in five of six games for New England after the trade and had 19 tackles and an interception that he returned 59 yards for a touchdown.

Lloyd had 74 receptions for 911 yards and four touchdowns last season for New England, with 12 receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown in two playoff games.

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