As we hit day five of 2022 NFL free agency, and the third day since the official start of the league year, the New England Patriots have been one of the league’s quieter teams on the open market.
Bill Belichick has made two free-agent additions from outside the organization, and both represent depth pieces: running back/returner Ty Montgomery signed with the Patriots on Thursday, while veteran cornerback Terrance Mitchell joined them on Wednesday. The majority of the Pats’ moves have focused on retaining veteran depth and leadership pieces for another 1-2 years. Those signings include Devin McCourty, James White, Matthew Slater, Brian Hoyer, and Nick Folk. They also tendered fourth-year restricted free agent wideout Jakobi Meyers for a one-year, $3.9 million deal.
The 2022 NFL free agency pool still features a number of players who could be difference-makers for their next teams. Linebackers Bobby Wagner and Melvin Ingram, wide receivers Julio Jones and JuJu Smith-Schuster, tackles Terron Armstead and La’El Collins, defensive ends Za’Darius Smith and Trey Flowers, defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, and safety Tyrann Mathieu are some of the top names to know entering Friday’s free-agent action.
NFL Free Agent Tracker: Friday, March 18
NFL Free Agent Tracker: Thursday, March 17
NFL Free Agent Tracker: Wednesday, March 16
NFL Free Agent Tracker: Tuesday, March 15
NFL Free Agent Tracker: Monday, March 14
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