While the Patriots were busy resetting their roster, the rest of the NFL seemed set with a wait-and-see approach. Of the 24 players who signed with a new team by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, seven signed with the Patriots (30 percent). There were a couple of big deals elsewhere (Thuney in KC, Bud Dupree to TEN), but the Patriots ruled the day. The question now becomes, why the pause? A down market due to the decreased salary cap? Teams not viewing the remaining free agents highly? Everybody was stuck in awe of what the Patriots were doing? Whatever the case, there’s still a number of talent left on the board, especially as big money positions such as wide receiver and offensive tackle.