When he got cut for cap reason earlier this year, I though he'd get signed by another team. I believe I saw somewhere that Carolina had shown interest in him not too long ago and New Orleans had shown interest recently according to this article. Hopefully now he can retire a Patriot. A true team player and class act.
In the case of teams having higher conference rankings (just based on playing more games,) I put the higher-ranked team there. Example is Ohio State - they're still a half-game back of Iowa but ranked #2 in the nation and BCS.