New England Patriots Off-Season Preview: Which Players Will Become Free Agents?

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIJanuary 18, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 19:  Cornerback Kyle Arrington #27 of the New England Patriots (R) is congratulated for scoring a touchdown after intercepting the ball and running 36 yards by teammate safety Brandon Meriweather #31 during the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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As the New England Patriots season came to a sudden stop Sunday with a loss against the New York Jets, the team's focus has now shifted torwards the offseason and draft preparations. 

As of right now, there are 14 players on the team's roster whose contracts will expire. 

The list includes:

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

RB Fred Taylor

RB Sammy Morris

RB Kevin Faulk

OL Logan Mankins

OL Matt Light

K Shayne Graham 

CB Kyle Arrington

DL Gerrard Warren

S Jarrad Page

S Brandon McGowan

S Josh Barrett

OL Quinn Ojinnaka 

LB Tracy White 

The top players that stand out are Green-Ellis, Mankins, Light, and Arrington. Out of those players, I could imagine Green-Ellis and Mankins are going to be Bill Belichick's priority. 

But, with three draft picks in the top 100, don't expect Belichick to over-pay or panic. Their will be a lot of talent in this year's draft class for New England. 

 

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