Tackle is a major, major need for the Patriots this year. Realistically, the team may need two starting caliber players at the position – one on each side. Isaiah Wynn is a pending free agent, and Trent Brown is currently in the final year of his contract with cap relief of $7 million to $10 million if the team moves on from him this offseason. As it stands now, the team only has three tackles total under contract for 2023 with Brown joined by Conor McDermott and Andrew Stueber.
Given the current makeup of the position, the more tackles that are available this offseason, the better for the Patriots. As luck would have it, another name was added to that list on Tuesday.