Ex-New England Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe opened up Friday about his decision to sign with the Miami Dolphins.
Among his reasons for leaving did include the team’s recent hiring of Brian Flores and Josh Boyer, both of whom coached for the Patriots during Rowe’s tenure in New England.
Here’s what he had to say in an interview posted on the Dolphins’ official Twitter account.
Rowe signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday and is the second Patriots player to join the Dolphins this offseason. Tight end Dwayne Allen signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the team.
Groin injuries plagued Rowe during his time with the Patriots, forcing him to miss half of the season in 2017 and end his 2018 campaign after just four games. He played in just 27 of a possible 57 games for the Patriots after joining the squad in 2016.
Rowe is one of several ex-Patriots to sign with a new club during the 2019 offseason. Offensive tackle Trent Brown (Oakland Raiders), defensive end Trey Flowers (Detroit Lions) and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (Chicago Bears) are among the players that have departed from New England.
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