The New England Patriots might do a ton of roster movement after the 2023 NFL season if things don't get exponentially better. Let's cover five players who won't be on the roster next year. Between pending free agents on the Patriots and maybe some projected trades, I think there are a plethora of players that won't be on the team next year.
You also have to consider that the team is projected to have a ton of cap space, so perhaps another heavy free agent spending period is in store. The Patriots clearly need a rebuild-- their scoring offense ranks 32nd in the NFL and the defense really hasn't played all that well either. With Matthew Judon and Christian Gonzalez out indefinitely, the Patriots defense can't carry the team anymore.
Let's go over five players who most definitely won't be on the team next year.
5 players on the Patriots' roster who won't be here in 2024
1. Hunter Henry, TE
Hunter Henry was a free agent addition a couple of years ago and is set to hit the open market in 2024. Henry had a nice first year with the Patriots, catching 50 passes and nine touchdowns. In 2022, his production dipped, catching 41 passes for two touchdowns. In 2023, he's off to a strong start. He's currently on pace to catch 58 passes for 598 yards, which would be some nice production from the position.
However, I don't think the Patriots see Henry as someone they want to keep for their likely rebuild, and if Henry does put those numbers up, he may want to see if he can cash in one more time, as he turns 29 this year, so he isn't young. The New England Patriots would have enough cap space to pay Henry, but I don't think a free agent tight end is something they need to prioritize.