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Patriots fans, have you caught your breath yet?

What a week that was for football fans in New England. Bill Belichick spent like he’s never spent before, and turned a roster full of holes into the framework of a playoff contender.

As the dust settles on phase one of free agency and the Patriots’ 16 (!) signings and re-signings, the direction the team seems to be heading in for 2021 is becoming clear. With a focus on the front seven, offensive line, and a tight end overhaul, it appears they’ll have a true smashmouth tone this season.

That being said, there are still some questions that remain unanswered. From the few still-unfilled positions, to new position battles, to reports that never came to fruition during the week, here’s what’s left for the Patriots to address between now and OTAs in May.


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