Brandon Meriweather went to the Pro Bowl last season.
He was released by the New England Patriots Saturday.
Two things about that: The Pro Bowl voting is a joke and the Patriots are one of the teams that will cast aside premium draft picks if they can't play, rather than hold onto them for looks sake.
Meriweather regressed in a big way in 2010 after showing promise in 2009. He wasn't great in coverage, and it showed.
If you can't cover these days, you aren't worth having on the field.
So if you hear the phrase "Pro Bowl player," take it with a grain of salt.
Right, Brandon Meriweather?