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Patriots Free Agency Tracker

Come here for live updates on everything involving the Patriots, and their current & former players, during the NFL's 2018 free agency period.

LIVE Updates

Monday, 9:52 a.m.: Ian Rapoport tweets that Patriots tackle LaAdrian Waddle is joining Cameron Fleming on a visit to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday, 12:20 p.m.: Ian Rapoport says the Dallas Cowboys are hosting Patriots tackle Cameron Fleming for a visit on Monday and Tuesday.

Story: Patriots Trade For Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Saturday, 4:41 p.m.: Field Yates reports that Patriots special teams ace Matthew Slater is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Saturday, 9:14 a.m.: Ian Rapoport and Jeff Howe report that the Patriots have agreed to a "short-term" extension with safety Patrick Chung. He was entering the final year of his contract in 2018.

Story: Patriots Sign Three Free Agents, Including Adrian Clayborn, In Under An Hour

Friday, 3:50 p.m.: Yates reports that free-agent tackle Matt Tobin, formerly of the Seahawks and Eagles, is visiting the Patriots on Friday.

Friday, 3:23 p.m.: Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer tweets per league source that free-agent cornerback Delvin Breaux is visiting the Patriots after meeting with the Broncos.

Friday, 11:40 a.m.: Schefter reports that former Patriots cornerback Johnson Bademosi is signing with the Houston Texans for two years and $6.25 million, making him the highest-paid special teams player in the NFL.

Thursday, 8:06 p.m.: Yates reports that free-agent running back Jeremy Hill is visiting the Patriots on Friday.

Story: Adrian Clayborn Flies To Boston To Visit The Patriots

Thursday, 7:15 p.m.: Schefter reports that free-agent tight end Eric Ebron "potentially" could be meeting with the Patriots after meeting with the Colts on Sunday.

Thursday, 6:12 p.m.: Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Adrian Clayborn is flying to Boston for a scheduled visit with the Patriots.

Thursday, 1:48 p.m.: Garafolo says the Browns are releasing cornerback Jason McCourty, the twin brother of Patriots safety Devin McCourty. And the latter quickly took to Twitter to take notice of the news. With lots and lots of eyeballs.

Thursday, 12:04 p.m.: The Patriots have been in contact with free-agent running back Danny Woodhead, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. Woodhead played for the Patriots from 2010-12.

Story: Patriots Contact Free-Agent Running Back Danny Woodhead

Thursday, 10:53 a.m.: The Patriots are showing "considerable interest" in former Ravens tackle Austin Howard, according to Rapoport. They're also interested in bringing back Cameron Fleming or LaAdrian Waddle.

Thursday, 10:40 a.m.: Ben Volin of the Boston Globe says the Patriots are hosting tight end Asante Cleveland on Thursday. He was previously on the Pats for part of the 2015 season.

Thursday, 9:37 a.m.: Rapoport tweets that free-agent linebacker Jonathan Casillas is visiting the Patriots on Thursday and that there's "mutual interest." Casillas played 8 games for the Patriots in 2014, and played the last three seasons for the New York Giants.

Story: Tyrann Mathieu Wants 'Winning Culture', To Be 'Immersed In Football' With New Team

Wednesday, 4:10 p.m.: Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots have agreed to a "multiyear contract" with running back Rex Burkhead.

Story: Patriots Bring Back Rex Burkhead For Three Years And "Heavy" Guaranteed Money

Wednesday, 3:51 p.m.: Former Patriots/Steelers LB James Harrison is no rush to sign anywhere, but the Patriots have expressed interest in the 39-year-old veteran, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.

Wednesday, 3:41 p.m.: Here's some insight into what DB Tyrann Mathieu is looking for in free agency, per Albert Breer of The MMQB and NBC Sports Boston. New England checks all of the boxes for the Honey Badger, right?

Wednesday, 3:28 p.m.: Will the Patriots be in the market for defensive tackle and pass-rusher Ndamukong Suh? The Dolphins are expected to release the DT, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Wednesday, 3:18 p.m.: The Saints are expected to sign former Jets linebacker Demario Davis to a three-year deal, per Dianna Russini of ESPN.

Wednesday, 2:46 p.m.: So much for the Patriots signing former Washington pass-rusher Trent Murphy. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Murphy intends to sign a three-year deal with the rival Bills.

And Mike Reiss of ESPN followed up with this after an Adam Schefter tweet:

Wednesday, 2:26 p.m.: There goes another cornerback that could've been a member of the New England Patriots. Former Eagles CB Patrick Robinson is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Saints, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Wednesday, 2:06 p.m.: It sounds like signing Nate Solder was too rich for the Browns as well, even with tackle Joe Thomas retiring, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Wednesday, 1:56 p.m.: Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal confirms that the Patriots are showing interest in former Falcons' defensive end, Adrian Clayborn. Last year Clayborn appeared in 16 games, while finishing the season with 9.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Wednesday, 1:41 p.m.: The Arizona Cardinals have officially released DB Tyrann Mathieu aka Honey Badger, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Could playing in New England be his "new challenge?"

Wednesday, 1:04 p.m.: Ben Volin of the Boston Globe breaks down the perimeters of key special teamer, Nate Ebner's two-year, $5 million deal.

Wednesday, 12:15 p.m.: Field Yates of ESPN reports some added context to Malcolm Butler's contract with the Titans, as it relates to the Patriots. New England's final offer before last season was for six years and $66 million (five years on top of his $3.91 million RFA tender) with $25.5 million guaranteed. So, the Titans ended up out-bidding the Pats in the guarantee department.

Wednesday, 11:11 a.m.: Jenna Laine of ESPN reports that the Patriots and Bucs are two of three teams in the running to land outside linebacker Trent Murphy from the Redskins.

Wednesday, 10:41 a.m.: Rapoport says that Nate Solder is expected to sign with the New York Giants.

Story: Giants Expected To Make Nate Solder Highest-Paid Offensive Lineman In NFL

Nate Solder waves to fans as he walks off the field after the Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2017 AFC Championship Game. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Story: Patriots Reportedly Showing Interest In Free-Agent Cornerback Patrick Robinson

Wednesday, 7:10 a.m.: Rapoport says there's not a lot of optimism for the Patriots to retain Nate Solder, who could end up choosing between the Texans and Giants.

Story: Jordy Nelson Reportedly Interested In Patriots, Who Are Expected To 'Make A Push' To Sign Him

Tuesday, 10:13 p.m.: Schefter reports that the Patriots have reached an agreement on a two-year deal with special teams standout Nate Ebner.

Story: Dion Lewis Intends To Sign Four-Year Deal With Titans

Tuesday, 9:17 p.m.: Schefter reports that Dion Lewis plans to sign a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.: Schefter reports that Malcolm Butler will sign with the Tennessee Titans. The now-former Patriots cornerback heads to Tennessee to play with ex-Patriots teammate Logan Ryan, and for head coach and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel.

Story: Malcolm Butler To Sign With Titans For Five Years, $30 Million Guaranteed

Tuesday, 5:07 p.m.: Albert Breer of The MMQB reports that the New York Giants are one of the teams still trying to sign tackle Nate Solder.

Tuesday, 3:28 p.m.: ESPN's Jeff Darlington with some insight on Amendola to the Dolphins: "Dolphins were hot on him internally before free agency started. They see him as a great fit on and off field." The question, he added, is how Miami will manage Amendola's health.

Tuesday, 3:17 p.m.: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Texans are signing cornerback Aaron Colvin, which likely takes them out of the running for Malcolm Butler.

Tuesday, 3:13 p.m.: Peter Schrager of the NFL Network has the numbers for Amendola to the Dolphins: two years, up to $12 million with incentives, and $8.25 million guaranteed.

Story: Danny Amendola Reportedly Expected To Sign With Dolphins

Danny Amendola catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tashaun Gipson #39 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 1:43 p.m.: Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Dion Lewis is still drawing interest from the Patriots, along with seven other teams. They are the Dolphins, Jets, Giants, Titans, Texans, Colts, and 49ers. But the interesting part is that the Pats are still in on him.

Tuesday, 1:42 p.m.: An update from Giardi ... Nate Solder and Malcolm Butler continue to have strong markets, and the Texans remain in pursuit of both of them.

Tuesday, 1:10 p.m.: #AsExpected, there's "plenty of optimism" that Matthew Slater returns to the Patriots in 2018, according to Howe.

Story: Patriots, James Harrison Have Reportedly Been In Contact About A Possible Return

Tuesday, 12:55 p.m.: James Harrison and the Patriots are discussing a possible return for 2018, according to Kevin Duffy of MassLive.

Tuesday, 10:54 a.m.: Howe reports that Malcolm Butler has a "promising" market and $10 million per season may be the low end of what he ends up getting as a free agent.

Tuesday, 8:42 a.m.: Ben Volin of the Boston Globe tweets that the Browns are "making a big run" at Nate Solder to replace Joe Thomas at left tackle.

Monday, 9:34 p.m.: Patriots tackle LaAdrian Waddle is likely to test the free-agent market, according to NESN's Doug Kyed. Waddle tweeted later on Monday: "Who's hiring?"

Monday, 6:00 p.m.: Howe reports via the Boston Herald that Solder wants to stay with the Patriots, but is prepared to sign elsewhere if New England's offer isn't competitive enough. Solder would likely take a little less than a top offer to remain with the Pats.

Monday, 5:47 p.m.: Giardi says that Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions are "quite interested" in Malcolm Butler.

Monday, 4:39 p.m.: According to Albert Breer of The MMQB, the Bills are trading tackle Cordy Glenn and the 21st overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Cincinnati Bengals for the 12th overall pick, plus swapping their fifth-round pick for a sixth. The trade appears to be a precursor to the Bills selecting a quarterback in the first round.

Monday, 1:57 p.m.: Giardi says the Texans have reached out to Malcolm Butler.

Story: Patriots' Nate Solder Has Plenty Of Options In Free Agency Amid 'Off The Charts' Interest

Monday, 1:53 p.m.: John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says the Texans are making a "strong run" at signing Nate Solder.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Nate Solder #77 of the New England Patriots celebrates with his son Hudson after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Monday, 1:47 p.m.: Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald tweets that Malcolm Butler has been a "popular guy" since the window opened for teams to negotiate with him.

Story: Free-Agent-To-Be Dion Lewis Is A "Longshot" To Re-Sign With The Patriots

Monday, 1:25 p.m.: Giardi says the Colts are "in on" free-agent-to-be Dion Lewis.

Dion Lewis runs the ball for the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Story: What Could The Patriots Do In The Secondary With Big Names Off The Board?

Monday, 12:26 p.m.: Dianna Russini of ESPN tweets that the Saints, who tried to trade for Malcolm Butler in the offseason, have shown interest in the cornerback's services.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Monday, 12:11 p.m.: Mike Giardi of NBC Sports Boston tweets that the Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in Malcolm Butler.

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