Complete List of New England Patriots 2015 Offseason Subtractions, Additions


In case you’ve been living under a rock, here some news: it’s been an eventful offseason for the New England Patriots. The bliss of Super Bowl glory was short-lived, as about a month after the confetti fell in the Arizona desert, the Patriots’ roster began undergoing serious change. Such is life for a defending NFL champion.

Here at Musket Fire, we want to help you make sense of all the subtractions and additions over the 2015 offseason thus far. When you tune-in to the Patriots-Steelers Week 1 opener in September, there will be some old faces missing, and a bunch of new ones in their places.

To start things off, here’s a list of all the departures the Patriots have suffered in the months since they hoisted the Lombardi, including free agency losses, trades, and cuts. Each of these guys will receive their Super Bowl XLIX rings this Sunday, but will wear a different jersey in 2015.

QB Garrett Gilbert

RB Stevan Ridley

RB Shane Vereen

WR Zach D’Orazio

TE Tim Wright

OG Dan Connolly

DT Vince Wilfork

DE Michael Buchanan

LB Deontae Skinner

LB Jonathan Casillas

LB Akeem Ayers

CB Darrelle Revis

CB Kyle Arrington

CB Alfonzo Dennard

CB Brandon Browner

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Although these players combined for 5,000 snaps in 2014, that is the seventh-lowest net deficit in the NFL this offseason. So take these departures with a grain of salt.

And here’s the players that the Patriots have added via free agency, trades, the draft, and undrafted free agent signings. Note that the Patriots acquired a number of other players this offseason that have since been released, so they aren’t on this list.

QB Matt Flynn

RB Travaris Cadet

WR Chris Harper

TE Scott Chandler

TE A.J. Derby

TE Fred Davis

TE Jimmay Mundine

TE Logan Stokes

OL Kevin Hughes

OL Shaq Mason

OL David Andrews

OG Tre’ Jackson

LS Joe Cardona

DE Jabaal Sheard

DE Trey Flowers

DE Geneo Grissom

DE Xzavier Dickson

DT Malcom Brown

DT Vince Taylor

LB Jonathan Freeny

LB Dane Fletcher

LB Matthew Wells

LB Dekoda Watson

LB D.J. Lynch

CB Brandon King

CB Jimmy Jean

CB Darryl Roberts

CB Bradley Fletcher

CB Robert McClain

SS Jordan Richards

Of course, the additions list is much longer than the subtractions list because at this time of year, NFL teams accumulate players to workout over the summer months.

Stay tuned in at Musket Fire throughout the summer as we break down the influx of newcomers to Foxboro.