New England Patriots Free Agency: Grading the Team's Moves so Far

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New England Patriots Free Agency: Grading the Team's Moves so Far
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After a week of NFL free-agency action, the New England Patriots' strategy for 2012 is beginning to take shape.

While other franchises exploded out of the blocks, welcoming marquee names such as Vincent Jackson and Mario Williams with open arms and bulging checkbooks, the Patriots sat back and watched the carnage unfold.

When the dust settled, head coach Bill Belichick did what he usually does, going to work on the middle of the roster, making moves to strengthen what is already one of the deepest teams in the league.

At the time of writing, 15 players have been re-signed, tagged or picked up from other teams, meaning that competition for roster places in training camp will be fiercer than ever.

Let's take a look at each transaction in more detail.

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