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Ed Reed, Baltimore
Reed will be a free agent this offseason, and Belichick loves himself some Ed Reed.
The Patriots could use a true leader in the secondary and Reed—arguably the best safety to ever play the game—would certainly help.
If Reed decides to play more football after Super Bowl XLVII, it makes a lot of sense for Belichick to make a run at him. The Patriots would have to pay him some decent money, but only for a year or two.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, when asked if he could see himself playing for New England, Reed replied "Yeah, oh yeah, man, I could definitely play for coach Belichick."
That is music to Patriots fans' ears.
Dashon Goldson, San Francisco
Goldson, another Super Bowl XLVII participant, would also look great in a Patriots jersey.
His physical style of play would really complement the rangy Devin McCourty at the other safety spot.
Goldson (6'2'', 200 lbs) would add a much-needed layer of size to New England's secondary as well.
It's hard to see the 49ers letting go of this playmaker, though, especially if they win the big one this weekend.
Jairus Byrd, Buffalo
If the Patriots want to invest some real dough into the safety position, the 26-year-old Byrd should be their guy.
Buffalo will need to move some money around if they want to give Byrd his well-deserved long-term deal this offseason, and if Buffalo can't come up with the cash, the Patriots may consider making him an offer.
Although they have a similar style of play, Byrd and McCourty could combine to form the most talented young safety duo in the league.
William Moore, Atlanta
Moore is quietly one of the best safeties in the NFL.
He can really do it all, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Atlanta wants to keep this guy around.
Similar to Byrd, Moore would not come cheap—especially at only 27 years old and coming fresh off of a Pro Bowl berth—but if the Patriots want to spend some money, Moore would be a good investment.