Linebacker Kyle Van Noy is returning to the Patriots as a free agent after the Dolphins released him earlier in the offseason. Van Noy himself tweeted about his return before any reporters did. Analysis: Who didn't see this one coming? Van Noy returns to the team that helped make him a high-priced free agent a year ago. He should go right back to being the solid edge presence he was from 2016-19. The Patriots' linebacker group is suddenly scary again: Matthew Judon, the return of Dont'a Hightower and Van Noy, and the upside with Josh Uche and Chase Winovich should make for a much more disruptive unit than 2020. -- Matt Dolloff