Free-Agents the Patriots have been/or should be interested in

With free-agency approaching in under an hour, here's a look at a list of names that have been speculated, reported, rumored, would be awesome, etc. for the Patriots to sign. The list of free agents is pretty extensive so I've decided to narrow it down to just names the Patriots could be looking at, and order it in terms of the Pats' needs.

If applicable, I've also included the latest Patriots related news or opinion on each free agent.


Aqib Talib (Patriots trying to get Talib deal sorted soon / Redskins may try to outbid Patriots)
Brent Grimes (#2 on our Top 5 free-agent Corners Patriots should sign)
Nnamdi Asomugha (pending release) (Why the Patriots won't go after Nnamdi Asomugha)
Sean Smith (Patriots Interested in Free Agent CB Sean Smith)
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (#3 on our Top 5 free-agent Corners Patriots should sign)
Derek Cox (Report: Patriots inquire about Chris Gamble and Derek Cox)
Antoine Winfield
Cary Williams
Quentin Jammer (#4 on our Top 5 free-agent Corners Patriots should sign)
Kyle Arrington (The Patriots trying to lock up Kyle Arrington for some reason)
DeAngelo Hall (DeAngelo Hall cut by Redskins, will the Patriots contact the CB?)
Greg Toler (#5 on our Top 5 free-agent Corners Patriots should sign)
Pacman Jones


Victor Cruz (RFA)
Greg Jennings (Update on Greg Jennings' Availability)
Mike Wallace (Patriots "have some interest" in WR Mike Wallace)
Danario Alexander (RFA) Bring in Danario!
Danny Amendola (Eagles interested in Danny Amendola)
Wes Welker: (So, apparently the Patriots haven't even made an offer to Welker yet)
Julian Edelman (Julian Edelman contract situation)
Josh Cribbs (Patriots "interested" in Josh Cribbs, Kick Return help?)
David Nelson (Big Wide Receiver On Patriots Radar?)
Donte Stallworth
Deion Branch
Jordan Shipley

Defensive Line

Cliff Avril
John Abraham (John Abraham or Dunta Robinson to the Patriots?)
Osi Umenyiora
Dwight Freeney (Peyton wants Freeney to go to the Broncos... And it could happen)
Trevor Scott
Desmond Bryant (Report: Patriots interested in Desmond Bryant)
Sione Pouha (Now Ex-Jet Sione Pouha could garner Patriots' interest)


James Harrison (James Harrison would play for the Patriots... wait, what?)
Connor Barwin (Connor Barwin says it "would be nice" to join the Patriots. Should the Pats pursue him?)
Takeo Spikes


Dashon Goldson (Dashon Goldson Won't Be With the 49ers This Year. Is He a Good Fit For The Pats?)
Ed Reed (Ed Reed hires agent popular amongst Patriots, but rumored to be heading to SF)
Glover Quin
Charles Woodson (Dolphins and Jets in on Jake Long)
LaRon Landry
Pat Chung
Adrian Wilson (Adrian Wilson prefers West Coast, not ruling anything out though)

Offensive Line

Sebastian Vollmer (Vollmer & Talib; Gone From the Pats?)
Donald Thomas (Donald Thomas Most Likely Gone From Pats)
Eric Winston (Former Chief's tackle Winston wants to play for Pats)

Other names from ESPN
RT Eben Britton
Sam Baker (Falcons
Kevin Boothe (Giants)
Jermon Bushrold (Saints)
Gosder Cherilus (Lions)
Ryan Harris (Texans)
Russ Hochstein (Chiefs)
Winston Justice (Colts)
Dan Koppen (Broncos)
Andy Levitre (Bills)
Phil Loadholt (Vikings)
Sean Locklear (Giants)
Jake Long (Dolphins)
Brandon Moore (Jets)
Rich Ohrnberger (Cardinals)
Matt Slauson (Jets)
Andre Smith (Bengals)
Jeremy Trueblood (Buccaneers)
Louis Vasquez (Chargers)

Danny Woodhead
Steven Jackson (Don't be surprised if the Patriots pursue Steven Jackson)
Leon Washington

Tight Ends

James Casey
David Thomas