With free agency set to open on March 11th, the first part of any team's free agent plan deals with which of its own free agents to re-sign. PFW's Andy Hart took a prioritized look at the dozen Patriots set to hit free agency.
Teams can begin using the franchise tag Feb. 17, but will the Patriots opt to use theirs on cornerback Aqib Talib? Andy Hart and Paul Perillo debated this topic in this week's Samsonite Make Your Case.
According to multiple online and published reports, former Browns GM Mike Lombardi is set to join the Patriots front office in an undisclosed position. There has been no official announcement from the team.
Our sit-down with recently retired Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia is a must watch. Scarnecchia talks in-depth about his 30-years of service with the Patriots and what went into his decision to retire.
Here is a full breakdown of this week's content on Patriots.com:
- PFW's Lighthouse Awards 2013
- Samsonite Make Your Case: Tag Time
- Reports: Former Browns GM Lombardi to join Patriots
- News Blitz 2/14: Another mock draft has the Patriots tied to Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro
- Football Memories: Devin McCourty
- News Blitz 2/13: Could Ryan Mallett be a trade target for the Vikings?
- News Blitz 2/12: Offseason outlook
- From the Hart: Prioritizing the Patriots free agents
- Getting to Know: Andre Carter
- 2014 Patriots Mock Draft Tracker
- Quick Hits with Andre Carter, Marcus Cannon and Steve Gregory
- Ask PFW: Heading toward free agency and the Combine
- News Blitz 2/11: League source believes Aqib Talib will have a bigger market this offseason
- The Hall at Patriot Place announces STEM Teacher of the Year nomination deadline extended
- Statement from Bill Belichick
- Football Memories: Chandler Jones
- News Blitz 2/10: Cap check
- VIDEO: Chatting with Dante Scarnecchia
- VIDEO: Free Agent Tracker: Collie on deck
- VIDEO: 2013 Year (in review) Book
- VIDEO: Postcards from Paradise: Rachel
- PHOTOS: PFW's Lighthouse Awards 2013
- PHOTOS: Chandler Jones: 11 1/2 sacks in 2013
- PHOTOS: Belichick, Brady and Manning at Pebble Beach
- AUDIO: Patriots Roster Report - 2/14/2014
- AUDIO: PFW In Progress - 2/13/2014
- AUDIO: PFW In Progress - 2/11/2014