New England Patriots Free Agency: Tracking 2012 Signings, Targets and Rumors

« Prev
1 of 14
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
New England Patriots Free Agency: Tracking 2012 Signings, Targets and Rumors
Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Losing a Super Bowl in gut-wrenching fashion is becoming an unwelcome trend for the New England Patriots and their fans. However, the silver lining in such a disappointing defeat is that the Pats are in an enviable position going into next season.

Indeed, compared to many teams around the NFL, some of whom are perennial also-rans (e.g. Arizona Cardinals), the Pats are in amazingly great shape all around.

This offseason tracker will break down just how good their lot is.

We will first analyze the team's salary cap situation and glaring roster holes. The news improves as we look at the team's free agents and their projected annual dollar value.  We'll then ask the burning question for each free agent: will he stay or will he go?

Once we determine each free agent's status, we'll look outward at the upcoming free-agent class, determine who fits a need and see what contracts can be offered with the excess cap money available.

Lastly, we'll look at the draft class and see what remaining holes, if any, need to be addressed through the draft.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

New England Patriots

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.