When you think of making big splashes in free agency, the New England Patriots rarely come to mind. Daniel Snyder and the free-spending Washington Redskins? Yep. Cold, calculating Bill Belichick? Not so much.
However, the Patriots have made their fair share of big moves over the years. Linebackers Roosevelt Colvin and Adalius Thomas were both signed to big deals, while receiver Danny Amendola is a recent example of offensive spending.
Here are five realistic moves that could turn the dial up on New England's offseason.
Note: Players were chosen based on scheme fit, potential contract and positional need.