The league year is officially underway, and there’s still plenty of NFL free agency news yet to come out. Read below for Thursday’s free agency news as it relates to the New England Patriots at the 98.5 The Sports Hub Free Agency Tracker.
The third and final day of legal tampering, which led into the start of the 2021 league year, was relatively quiet in New England. But the Patriots did bring back a pair of familiar faces, with center Ted Karras and linebacker Kyle Van Noy. They still have plenty of work to do as far as figuring out whether they want to keep their own internal free agents, or decide on players to release as a way of clearing cap space.
Bill Belichick moved toward cap-clearing moves in the early hours of Thursday, releasing wide receiver Marqise Lee and defensive tackle Beau Allen, neither of whom saw the field for the Patriots in 2020. Scroll down for more NFL free agency news, and other updates as they relate to the construction of the 2021 Patriots roster.
NFL Free Agency News
— Mazz: Is Bill Belichick building the Patriots in the image of the Ravens?
— Matthew Judon contract shows how Bill Belichick seeks value, even in a big-money deal
— Jonnu Smith contract should allow Patriots to keep spending
— Nelson Agholor’s contract follows trend of Patriots free agency deals
— NFL Free Agency 2021 Day 3 Recap
Patriots’ Signings In 2021 NFL Free Agency
Name Pos. 2020 Team Details David Andrews C Patriots 4-year deal (source) Kyle Van Noy LB Dolphins 2 years, $12 million, $6M guaranteed (source) Ted Karras C Dolphins 1 year, $4 million (source) Hunter Henry TE Chargers 3 years, $37.5 million, $25M guaranteed (source) Henry Anderson DL Jets 2 years, $7 million, $4M incentives (source) Kendrick Bourne WR 49ers 3 years, $22.5 million (source) Nelson Agholor WR Raiders 2 years, $26 million (source) Jalen Mills DB Eagles 4 years, $24 million (source) Matthew Judon OLB Ravens 4 years, $56 million, $31.25M guaranteed (source) Davon Godchaux DL Dolphins 2 years, $16 million, $9M guaranteed (source) Jonnu Smith TE Titans 4 years, $50 million, $31.25M guaranteed (source) Carl Davis DT Patriots Terms not disclosed (source) Deatrich Wise DL Patriots 4 years, up to $30 million, $10M guaranteed (source) Justin Bethel DB Patriots 3 years, $6 million (source) Cam Newton QB Patriots 1 year, $1.5M base, $3.5M bonuses, $9M incentives (source)