The new league year is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET this afternoon and the Patriots have been tied to several soon-to-be free agents. Before getting things started the team re-signed tackle LaAdrian Waddle to a two-year deal.
ESPNBoston.com takes a look back at the Patriots free agent class of 2001.
Finally, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas would like the opportunity to chat with Tom Brady someday.