The New England Patriots have several key free agents and not enough money to sign everyone. The futures of cornerback Aqib Talib and wide receiver Julian Edelman remain the subject of debate. Linebacker Brandon Spikes has been on the outside looking in. Spikes joined NFL Network's NFL AM Friday. Show More Summary
After the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, all 32 teams officially entered the offseason and started plotting how they could position themselves for a shot at Super Bowl XLIX. Shutdown Corner will look at the offseason blueprint...Show More Summary
Seven-round mock drafts at this time of the year are tricky, especially since the New England Patriots draft strategy will change based on how they fare next week at the onset of free agency. Failing to re-sign Julian Edelman or Aqib Talib would shuffle draft priorities, as would landing coveted free agents like T.J. Show More Summary
With Rob Gronkowski facing yet another lengthy rehabilitation process from a season-ending injury and precious little experience currently on their roster, the New England Patriots need to draft a tight end. I broke down the reasonsShow More Summary
As the New England Patriots put the final touches on their plans for free agency, fans and media alike are driving themselves insane trying to figure out what Bill Belichick is going to be up to. I'll give you a clue. He is not going to collect talent. Show More Summary
The New England Patriots have several tough decisions to make in the wide receiver corps this offseason. Will they be able to re-sign Julian Edelman ? Will Danny Amendola be traded or released? Could they look to add a weapon in free agency? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and NESN's Doug Kyed discuss the future of the Patriots WRs in the video above. Show More Summary
Aqib Talib is a free agent this offseason and the New England Patriots did not use the franchise tag on him. Will New England be able to re-sign Talib to a long-term deal before the free-agency period begins? Could they look to upgrade...Show More Summary
With the Philadelphia Eagles releasing veteran receiver Jason Avant on Tuesday, a few tweets were sent this way inquiring about the possibility of the New England Patriots signing him. In theory, a sure-handed, physical veteran receiver would fit well with what the Patriots currently have at the position (a lot of youth). Show More Summary
With the 2013 season officially in the books the Eye on Football staff is looking ahead to the offseason for all 32 NFL teams. Next up: the New England Patriots.
When the New England Patriots signed wide receiver Julian Edelman to a contract last offseason, it was a one-year deal that offered just the veteran minimum salary, plus a small roster bonus, and $250,000 in incentives. To earn thatShow More Summary
The New England Patriots have often made progress in free agency by avoiding the bad deals that handicap other teams for years. Give yourself outs. Don't chase old running backs. Know when to let go. A measured approach may not be as...Show More Summary
The Patriots will not use the franchise or transition tag in 2014. The club said it had no transactions to announce on Monday, the deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition free agents. The most obvious New England candidate for either tag was cornerback Aqib Talib, though wide receiver Julian Edelman’s strong 2013 form…
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NFL free agency can be a dangerous siren, with big contracts and flashy headlines in the spring often offering empty promises of results in the fall. Not all big-money free-agent signings are bad, of course, but relying upon free agency...Show More Summary
The NFL announced the 2014 salary cap at $133 million on Friday, leaving the New England Patriots with more than $15 million in cap space to attack fee agency. There are also a number of moves the Pats could make to open up even more...Show More Summary
As the free-agency hot stove heats up, kernels of New England Patriots rumors start popping out of the pan and into the wild. Wide receivers, cornerbacks and defensive linemen will be getting a lot of attention as the oil heats up these...Show More Summary
Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in New England Patriots history and arguably the best the NFL has ever seen, but the Patriots team executive says a less-than-impressive athleticism would still keep Brady from being drafted high if he were coming out of college today. Show More Summary
Patriots president Jonathan Kraft says the team wanted to keep Wes Welker in a New England uniform.
Aaron Hernandez had a bad week. First the former New England Patriots receiver earned a month in isolation after beating up a fellow prisoner at the Bristol County Jail in Massachusetts. Now, the families of two immigrants killed in a summer of 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston have filed $6 million lawsuits against Hernandez. Show More Summary
Could Danny Amendola be one-and-done in New England? According to Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report, who cited unnamed “NFL teams,” the Patriots have brought up the name of Amendola in trade discussions less than a year after signing the wide receiver as a free agent. Also, Pompei reports that there is some “speculation” that Amendola…