Patriots: Revisiting the 2007 Offseason

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The Patriots have had many successful offseason acquisitions. Their 2007 offseason helped build a legendary team and sustain the success of the organization for years to follow.

The 2006 AFC Championship was a historically horrific outing for the New England Patriots. From squandering a 21-6 halftime lead to Reche Caldwell’s infamous drop, it was a night to be forgotten. Following the awful collapse, Bill Belichick and company had one of their most remarkable offseasons of all-time, helping shape one of the greatest teams this league has ever seen.

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The Patriots had just blown a chance at their fourth Lombardi trophy to their bitter rival, Peyton Manning, and the organization took a chance on several veterans in free agency and through trades. From future Hall of Famer Randy Moss to Patriots legend Wes Welker, the moves made in response to the defeat had changed the future for the Patriots.

Following are some notable moves the Patriots made during the 2007 NFL offseason. Enjoy.

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