The 21st century dynasty of the New England Patriots has seen way more highs than lows. Five Super Bowl appearances, dozens of records and legendary players have made this team one of the most feared teams in all of sports during the 2000s.
But everybody knows that Tom Brady is a good player. Everybody knows that Bill Belichick is one of the greatest coaches of all time. What some people tend to forget are the players that nearly halted the dynasty and held the Patriots back.
This list looks at five recent players who did not do the Pats justice during their tenure. These five players in particular did not produce in New England, leaving fans happy to see their absence.
And while Pats fans should be joyful for all of their team's success, they should be equally happy that these five players no longer represent the franchise.