The New England Patriots team website reports that the Patriots have signed former Bengals cornerback, Deltha O'Neal on Monday. Terms were not disclosed.
O'Neal was a disappointing tale. After earning a Pro Bowl in 2005 with 10 interceptions, word got around the O'Neal wasn't really into football and belief stirred that he was pushing his dissatisfaction with the rookie (at the time) cornerback, Johnathan Joseph. When he didn't get a contract extension (aka, pay raise) after his Pro Bowl season, he became sour.
The last cornerback to sign with the Patriots after leaving Cincinnati (released, or free agent), was our old friend, Tory "toast" James.