Over the past week, the Patriots have brought in five defensive line/outside linebacker free agents, but have signed none of them. Whether they offered any a contract is not public knowledge, but one can see their line of thinking: They need some more help in the front seven, mostly at the edge. Here’s the list of the five the Pats have brought in and the latest news on each:
- DT Tommie Harris: Signed a deal with the Indianapolis Colts
- DE/OLB Matt Roth: Roth has received interest from the Broncos, Saints, and Cardinals, and is reportedly in contract negotiations with those teams. No work on if the Pats offered him a contract or are entering the negotiations.
- DE Raheem Brock: Re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks
- DE/OLB Quentin Moses: Moses, who spent last season with the Miami Dolphins, has yet to sign on with another team.
- DL Shaun Ellis: The Jets have reportedly offered Ellis, who has spent his whole career their, a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, so if the Patriots want him he shouldn’t be hard to pry from the Jets. He could play DT or possibly even DE in a 4-3, and has spent most of his career playing DE in a 3-4. He appears to be the most attractive option at the moment from a flexibility standpoint.