|Offense||7th||129.1 (10th)||255.4 (8th)|
|Defense||22nd||134.1 (25th)||239.0 (18th)|
|6||Allen, Ryan||P||6-2||215||2/28/1990||2||Louisiana Tech|
|80||Amendola, Danny||WR||5-11||195||11/2/1985||6||Texas Tech|
|29||Blount, LeGarrette (FA)||RB||6-0||250||12/5/1986||5||Oregon|
|82||Boyce, Josh||WR||5-11||205||5/6/1991||2||Texas Christian|
|61||Cannon, Marcus||T||6-5||335||5/6/1988||4||Texas Christian|
|96||Carter, Andre (FA)||DE||6-4||260||5/12/1979||13||California|
|68||Cave, Braxston||C||6-3||305||7/29/1989||1||Notre Dame|
|10||Collie, Austin (FA)||WR||6-0||204||11/11/1985||6||Brigham Young|
|91||Collins, Jamie||OLB||6-3||250||10/20/1989||2||Southern Mississippi|
|63||Connolly, Dan||G||6-4||305||9/2/1982||9||Southeast Missouri State|
|53||Davis, Ja'Gared||LB||6-1||235||9/11/1990||1||Southern Methodist|
|43||Ebner, Nate||DB||6-0||210||12/14/1988||3||Ohio State|
|11||Edelman, Julian (FA)||WR||5-10||198||5/22/1986||6||Kent State|
|52||Fletcher, Dane (FA)||MLB||6-2||245||9/14/1986||5||Montana State|
|98||Forston, Marcus||DT||6-3||305||9/28/1989||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|32||Gray, Jonas||RB||5-9||230||6/27/1990||1||Notre Dame|
|28||Gregory, Steve (FA)||SS||5-11||200||1/8/1983||9||Syracuse|
|67||Grissom, Cory||DT||6-2||316||6/9/1990||2||South Florida|
|47||Hoomanawanui, Michael (FA)||TE||6-4||260||7/4/1988||5||Illinois|
|94||Jones, Chris||DT||6-1||309||7/12/1990||2||Bowling Green State|
|93||Kelly, Tommy||DT||6-6||310||12/27/1980||11||Mississippi State|
|67||Kline, Josh||G||6-3||310||12/29/1989||2||Kent State|
|70||Mankins, Logan||G||6-4||308||3/10/1982||10||Fresno State|
|71||Mattes, R.J.||T||6-6||313||4/29/1990||1||North Carolina State|
|88||Mulligan, Matthew (FA)||TE||6-4||267||1/18/1985||6||Maine|
|58||Reed, Taylor||LB||5-11||236||8/7/1991||1||Southern Methodist|
|22||Ridley, Stevan||RB||5-11||220||1/27/1989||4||Louisiana State|
|60||Schwab, Brice||T||6-7||302||10/4/1989||2||Arizona State|
|55||Spikes, Brandon (FA)||MLB||6-2||255||9/3/1987||5||Florida|
|74||Svitek, Will (FA)||T||6-6||310||1/8/1982||9||Stanford|
|31||Talib, Aqib (FA)||CB||6-1||205||2/13/1986||7||Kansas|
|62||Wendell, Ryan (FA)||C||6-2||300||3/4/1986||6||Fresno State|
|59||White, Chris||LB||6-3||238||1/15/1989||4||Mississippi State|
|75||Wilfork, Vince||DT||6-2||325||11/4/1981||11||Miami (Fla.)|
|45||Williams, D.J. (FA)||TE||6-2||245||9/10/1988||4||Arkansas|
|24||Wilson, Adrian||SS||6-3||230||10/12/1979||14||North Carolina State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
If the sides don't agree on a deal by Saturday, Talib can start negotiating with other teams.
Having gone 38 of 41 on field goals in the regular season, Gostkowski will enter the final year of his contract in 2014. He's scheduled to earn $2.9 million.
The news comes as no surprise after Spikes questioned the team's decision to place him on injured reserve. Spikes made 134 tackles last season, second-most on the team.
Gronkowski's agent called the surgery a success.
That seems very steep for a guy who's struggled in preseason action and thrown four regular-season passes in his career.
With good behavior Dennard, who started nine games last season, could get out in 35 days.
Grissom, an undrafted rookie, was placed on injured reserve after suffering a high-ankle sprain during a preseason game against the Lions. Prior to that, the University of South Florida product was making a case for the practice squad.
Grissom, who recorded 105 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, with five sacks over four seasons in college, was sent to Florida to work out and recover on his own during the season. It is expected that Grissom will be given the opportunity to earn a roster spot next season.
Davis has been on and off the team's practice squad throughout the season. The team signed wide receiver Reggie Dunn to take his spot on the practice squad.
The first is deciding to pay free agent Julian Edelman. The report says Edelman might want a contract similar to what Danny Amendola got last season (five years and a max value of $31 million). But the Patriots will probably offer Edelman something similar to their offer to Wes Welker (two years, $10 million). Based on that, the report expects Edelman to chase the money elsewhere.
Amendola is safe this offseason despite a down year, but he could be released after the 2014 season if he struggles again. The team hopes the three second-year receivers of Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce continue to develop, and getting Rob Gronkowski (ACL) back at 100 percent is vital.
The Patriots also could look at receivers in free agency, especially if Edelman leaves, and they could be in play for Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin or Hakeem Nicks. Or if Edelman returns, the Patriots could still add someone like Brandon LaFell, Nate Burleson, Riley Cooper or Kenny Britt.
"I don’t even think about it," McCourty told the paper. "Just go out and play football, and I truly believe the rest will just take care of itself."
The Boston Herald thinks Edelman won't give the Patriots much of a break if any and will look for a deal close to what the team paid Danny Amendola last spring (five years, $31 million). Edelman might also shop himself around to other teams.
Edelman caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns last year, all career highs.
Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui added a 9-yard reception. They'll all face the Bills in Week 17.
Gregory, who started 23 games for the Patriots the last two seasons, is a salary-cap victim. His cap number increased to $3.683 million for 2014 based on play-time markers, but the Patriots save $2.85 million of that by cutting him before next season, the final year of his deal.
The special teams selections are as follows:
Jones now has 4.5 sacks on the season, to go with 25 tackles.
The offensive players on that list are wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), quarterback Tom Brady (shoulder), running back Shane Vereen (groin) and offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Will Svitek, both with ankle injuries.
Wilson ruptured his Achilles last August and could be a cap casualty, saving the Pats $1.2 million against the cap, according to the Boston Herald. Several Patriots players talked about working out with Wilson this spring, suggesting they expect him to stay with the team.
He's expected to be ready for training camp.
This was easily Collie's biggest performance this season. It was good timing considering Collie, 28, is entering free agency.
Vereen, however, was unable to score on a 2-point conversion run in the fourth quarter that would have pulled New England within eight points. Turning 25 in March, Vereen is signed for 2014 at $847,000.
Blount averaged 5.0 yards per carry and ran for seven touchdowns last season. He could be signed before free agency starts March 11.
Wilfork, 32, is currently entering the final year of his contract with a large cap number at $11.6 million. He also is recovering from an Achilles tear.
The Patriots view Wilfork as a central focus of their defense. A contract extension would not only lock up Wilfork for the future, it could afford the team salary-cap flexibility.
The website blames "receiver error" for 20 of those 53 misses, citing eight drops, seven wrong routes and "five other miscellaneous incidents that appeared to be the fault of the receiver." Wipe out those mistakes, the report said, and Brady's accuracy rate on deep throws climbs to a more respectable 40 percent.
Amendola managed 54 receptions for 633 yards and just two touchdowns in 12 games last season and was a non-factor in the playoffs.
Forston spent a good part of the year on the team's practice squad, but did get promoted for a couple games. He registered three total tackles in three games.
The report says Dobson could require surgery if giving his foot rest did not work. If that hapens, it sounds unlikely he'd be cleared in time for the April 21 start of the offseason program if he needs the procedure.
"Hopefully, I don't know yet, but hopefully I will be," said Dobson of his availability for the offseason program.
Dobson heads into his second season hoping to improve on his rookie totals. He had 37 catches for 519 yards and four touchdowns in 2013.
"I've just got to build off that," Dobson said. "I definitely had a setback, but I feel like I have to build off that, take it for what it was, learn from it, the experience of the games I was in, playing good and take it and run with it."
Ninkovich recorded five tackles and one of his team's four sacks. He also led the unit with two TFLs and added a quarterback hit.
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