Molden was claimed on waivers by the Patriots in September and appeared in all 19 games, making two starts. He had a career-high 28 tackles with two interceptions. He also had 11 special teams tackles in the regular season. In New England's 21-17 loss to New York in the Super Bowl, Molden had five total tackles.
"It's exciting to be here," Molden said. "I like everything about this situation. I like the coaching staff. When I was coming out of college, I liked the Giants. I liked the defense, I liked the players. They recruit good players. There's a team-first attitude. They're selfless.
"That's the blueprint for success and you see that here. That's what I want to be a part of."
In 2010 with Houston, Molden played in 14 games, primarily on special teams, recording six tackles and a fumble recovery. He was limited to four games in 2009 because of a quadriceps injury that forced him to go on injured reserve. As a rookie in 2008, he played in 14 games and finished second on the Texans with 19 special teams tackles. Molden suffered a broken ankle late in that season and was placed on injured reserve.
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