The NFL offseason is officially upon us and teams are starting to gear up for free agency in under a month. The gates on free agency don’t open until the beginning of March, but already some are speculating as to where the top free agents will land.
One team that could be in the market to make a slash are the New England Patriots. The team rarely feels the need to be splashy in free agency, but they’re also not an organization that passes up talent when they think they can get it. Defensive end is a position the Patriots will look at in the offseason and this could lead them to targeting Jared Allen or Justing Tuck in March.
Minnesota’s Jared Allen, the New York Giants’ Justin Tuck and Pittsburgh’s Jason Worilds are others in this group who catch the eye for different reasons.
Reiss was breaking down the upcoming defensive end class in regards to what the Patriots could look for and adding someone like Allen or Tuck makes sense. The only question is would the Patriots be big spenders in free agency, something they almost never become.
With in-house re-signings needing attention, it might to be likely that Allen or Tuck are targeted. Still, if New England can get one of them at the right price, they aren’t a team to ignore veteran talent.