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Bill Belichick looks on before a New England Patriots game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on October 29, 2017. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick looks on before a New England Patriots game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on October 29, 2017. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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What will Bill Belichick and the Patriots do now? After two days of legal tampering, it was all quiet on the Foxboro front. But now, NFL free agency officially begins on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Expect even more news and rumors to emerge about the Patriots and other teams across the league.

Check below for a recap of our live updates as they came in throughout the day on Wednesday. Click here for updates from day 1 of legal tampering, and here for day 2.

Live Updates

— 6:00 PM: The Patriots are reportedly looking at adding on the defensive line and have “inquired” about Jets DE Brandon Copeland, according to Doug Kyed.

— 5:52 PM: One of the notable running backs is off the board, as former Falcon Tevin Coleman is headed to San Francisco, according to Adam Schefter.

The move reunites Coleman with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, who was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta before taking over in San Francisco.

— 5:44 PM: The Chiefs have already added Tyrann Mathieu to their defense, and they might not be done making moves.

— 5:29 PM: LB Mychal Kendricks is headed back to Seattle.

The deal is reportedly for 1-year and $4 million.

— 5:23 PM: Matthew Slater will return to the Patriots in 2019 after the team picked up his 2019 option, according to Field Yates.

— 4:56 PM: The Patriots cut WR Corey Coleman last year, but apparently the Giants value him in the post-Odell Beckham Jr. era.

The 1st round RFA tender is an original round tender, because Coleman was a first round pick when he entered the league.

— 4:47 PM: The Patriots will not bring WR Cody Hollister back in 2019, according to Mike Reiss.

— 4:39 PM: The Saints and Dolphins appear to be in the market for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

— 4:24 PM: Geronimo!!!

— 4:19 PM: Joe Flacco’s trade to Denver is now official, weeks after the Broncos and Ravens struck a deal to send the 2012 Super Bowl champion to the Mile High City.

— 4:16 PM: Former Chiefs safety Eric Berry will be looking for a new home, according to Adam Schefter.

— 4:13 PM: Former Patriots offensive lineman Cameron Fleming is staying in Dallas.

— 4:10 PM: Make of this what you will, but the Patriots could be “kicking the tires” on tight end Jared Cook.

Cook is coming off a strong year with the Raiders, hauling in 6 touchdowns and 896 receiving yards. What does this mean for Rob Gronkowski? Ian Rapoport had an update just after the start of the new league year.

– 4:00 PM: Free agency is officially open across the NFL, and Ziggy Ansah has two visits planned, including one in Buffalo, according to Adam Schefter.

— 3:50 PM: No surprise, the Blake Bortles era is about to end in Jacksonville, according to Ian Rapoport.

Bortles will be replaced by Nick Foles, who is expected to sign an $88 million deal with the Jaguars.

— 2:55 PM: Adrian Peterson will return to the Redskins in 2019.

The soon to be 34-year-old Peterson put up a 1,000 yard season last year with 7 rushing touchdowns.

— 2:40 PM: The Colts and CB Pierre Desir have struck a three-year deal to keep him in Indianapolis.

2:30 PM: It sounds like the Patriots were interested in bolstering their linebacking corps, according to Mike Giardi.

The 26-year-old Chickilo is entering his fifth year in the NFL. He signed a 2-year, $8 million deal to remain in Pittsburgh.

2:00PM: Free-agent receiver Tyrell Williams intends to sign with the Raiders, per Adam Schefter.

1:52PM: Per Adam Caplan, John Simon’s new contract with the Patriots is complete and it’s a two-year deal.

1:40PM: According to Dianna Russini, top free-agent kicker Jason Myers is signing with the Seahawks. The Jets will now be in the market for a new kicker.

1:38PM: The Colts are re-signing free-agent cornerback Pierre Desir, per Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.

1:28PM: Per Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars are signing guard A.J. Cann to a three-year deal worth over $15 million.

1:27PM: According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, top free-agent kicker Jason Myers will not be signing with the Patriots. But he has decided to sign with a new team and it will be announced soon.

1:13PM: In a surprise move, the Chargers have swooped in and agreed to a deal with free-agent quarterback Tyrod Taylor to back up Philip Rivers. Ian Rapoport had it first.

12:44PM: Patriots Update! New England is bringing back CB Jason McCourty on a two-year deal, per Mike Garafolo. Further details TBA.

12:13PM: Safety Earl Thomas, arguably the best overall player available to start the day, intends to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a four-year deal worth $55 million, including $32 million guaranteed at signing and $22 million in the first season. Adam Schefter had it first.

11:30AM: According to Tom Pelissero, the Redskins are releasing linebacker Zach Brown after failing to find a trade partner. A skilled inside ‘backer ends up in the free agent pool.

11:06AM: Per Adam Schefter, the Saints are closing in on a five-year extension for kicker Will Lutz.

9:19AM: According to Ian Rapoport, the Patriots are re-signing running back Brandon Bolden after he played one season for the Miami Dolphins.

8:20AM: The Patriots are expected to re-sign edge rusher John Simon, according to Ian Rapoport. Simon was a solid contributor as a rotational depth piece on the defensive line and broke up a pass attempt in Super Bowl LIII.

7:04AM: Former Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris is expected to sign with the Browns, per Adam Schefter. He was previously highlighted as a potential target for the tight end-needy Patriots.

12:20AM: Just 20 minutes into the festivities, Adam Schefter reports that superstar running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to sign with the Patriots’ AFC East rival, the New York Jets. If quarterback Sam Darnold takes a step forward, the Jets may make this a rivalry again.

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