2019 NFL Free Agency

Patriots defensive tackle Mike Pennel
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Ryan Hannable
March 21, 2019 - 10:16 am
The Patriots haven't exactly made a huge splash in free agency thus far. They've signed multiple players, but more so depth and role players instead of truly impact players. As of Thursday, the organization has signed six new players: tight end Matt LaCosse, defensive tackle Mike Pennel, wide...
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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels
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Ryan Hannable
March 13, 2019 - 10:34 pm
It’s been three full days of the legal tampering period and official start of free agency and the Patriots haven’t exactly done much. They have made five moves, all of which have been bringing back familiar role players — Phillip Dorsett, Matthew Slater, Brandon Bolden, Jason McCourty and John...
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Ryan Hannable
March 12, 2019 - 11:05 pm
It’s been said things tend to happen in threes. Early Sunday morning, Antonio Brown was traded from the Steelers to the Raiders, and then Tuesday night, Odell Beckham Jr. was traded from the Giants to the Browns. So, what star wide receiver is next? That’s to be determined, but do not be surprised...
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Wide receiver Golden Tate
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Ryan Hannable
March 12, 2019 - 1:39 pm
The NFL free agent tampering period is just over a day old and a number of wide receivers are already off the market. New England clearly needs to add receivers given Julian Edelman is the only player who finished the 2018 season on the active roster under contract for 2019. But, given the...
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Ryan Hannable
March 12, 2019 - 8:14 am
It appears the Patriots haven't fully given up on Josh Gordon. According to multiple reports, the Patriots have placed an original round tender on the wide receiver, which is worth $2.025 million. As a restricted free agent, this means if another team were to sign Gordon the Patriots would receive...
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New England Patriots guard Shaq Mason
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Ryan Hannable
March 11, 2019 - 11:02 pm
While no one really acknowledged it at the time, when Shaq Mason signed a five-year, $45 million contract extension in late August, the Patriots made their intentions clear. Mason was the player from the 2015 draft that they were going to commit to long-term, and not Trey Flowers. Sure, the...
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Ryan Hannable
March 11, 2019 - 4:20 pm
It appears official: Trey Flowers will not be in New England moving forward as he reportedly intends on signing with the Lions . Flowers reportedly will get a deal worth close to $18 million for five years. The Patriots likely would never get into that range, as they haven't prioritized the edge...
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Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers
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Ryan Hannable
March 10, 2019 - 9:48 pm
This is a big week for the NFL, as it is the first week of free agency. The legal tampering period is Monday and Tuesday before the official league year begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. when free agents can officially sign with new teams and trades agreed upon can become official. Across the board, it’s...
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New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers
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Ryan Hannable
March 07, 2019 - 7:49 am
The Patriots have a number of free agents-to-be come next week, and a great deal of them deserve to return. While some don’t have much of a chance to come back because of what their price will be on the open market, that doesn’t mean the team shouldn’t check in and do what they can. Unlike years...
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New England Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers
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Ryan Hannable
March 05, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Don't expect some big Patriots news Tuesday. Tuesday is the deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise tag, and according to NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran , the Patriots are not expected to do so. There were only two real candidates -- defensive end Trey Flowers and kicker Stephen Gostkowski...
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