3-time Super Bowl Champion interested in finishing career with Patriots

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As the Patriots prepare for training camp next month, many questions surround their roster and whether more players need to be signed before the season begins. They're in a good spot if that's the case, as they still have over $40 million in cap space to use. But of the remaining free agents, it's hard to say who would be enticing enough to add to the team.

For the most part, all conversations regarding signing more talent have centered on the idea of Jerod Mayo and Eliot Wolf pulling off a blockbuster trade for a top-name wide receiver. As great as that sounds and would be, it's looking less likely by the day it will happen.

A few players still looking for a team to join this fall have piqued fans' interest, mainly the idea of Stephon Gilmore reuniting with the team and boosting the secondary.

However, another accomplished former Patriot is still on the free agent market. He recently made it clear that he is open to ending his career with the team he had the most success with.

Duron Harmon would love to end his career with the Patriots

Longtime Patriot and three-time Super Bowl Champion Duron Harmon left the Patriots after the 2019 season. He was part of a big departing group that included Tom Brady and was one of the first dominoes in the class of dynastic players to leave the team over a three-year period.

Since then, he's played for a handful of teams to continue his career, carrying the legacy of the third McCourty twin outside New England. But now that he's close to hanging up his cleats and calling it a career, Harmon is interested in ending it where it all started.

He shared that sentiment during a recent appearance on MassLive's "Eye on Foxborough" podcast this week, noting it would be a special way to be part of the new era in New England.

"Oh, without a doubt, that would be the perfect end to this, to this story, I would, I would love to be, you know, a part of something from the beginning … because they’re trying to build something, right. And I know they have the right people to do it. So if the opportunity came, I mean, that would be special. That would be a really special way to end my career."

Because the Patriots' current safety room is a bit thin, with Kyle Dugger and Jabrill Peppers leading the way, Harmon would be a welcomed addition. It's possible Mayo will give him the call for that reason, but also because of his history with the team and his firsthand knowledge of how impactful Harmon was during his years in Foxboro.

The veteran could be a great mentor to the young defense, continuing his legacy as "the closer" and becoming a big part of what Mayo is trying to put together for the team under his guidance.

It would be cool to see for Harmon and Patriots fans and would provide a tiny bit more nostalgia to all those missing the Brady/Belichick era.

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