Free-agent CB Leigh Bodden visited the Texans but has decided to return to the Patriots, NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reported Monday night.
Bodden came to New England last season and had five interceptions. He drew interest from the Texans and Steelers, then visited Houston on Sunday night.
Bodden told Fox 26 Sports at Houston’s Hobby Airport that he had visits scheduled with other teams besides the Texans, “but hopefully I don’t need it.” It ended up that he didn’t, because he stayed with New England.
Bodden has 345 tackles and 18 interceptions in a seven-year NFL career that has included stops in Cleveland and Detroit.
UPDATE: NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported Tuesday that Bodden received a five-year, $28.5 million contract, with $10 million guaranteed, according to a league source. La Canfora later reported that the fifth year had been voided, meaning Bodden signed a four-year, $22.5 million deal. He will receive $10 million next season and have a $4 million base salary in 2011.