5 quality free agents the Patriots can still target after first wave of signings

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WR Hunter Renfrow

He's certainly not at the top of the list of receivers who would be exciting to sign with the Patriots, but the team has been previously interested in signing Hunter Renfrow, who was released by the Raiders and is now testing the free agent market.

The slot receiver has had an up-and-down career thus far, recording career-low numbers during the 2023 season. Most of that could be blamed on the chaos surrounding the quarterback position and Jakobi Meyers's arrival bumping him down the depth chart, though.

Throughout his time in Las Vegas, he's been a consistently productive member of the offense, and there's no reason to believe his performance has declined. He could be an interesting addition to the Patriots' young offense, giving them a proven slot player to allow others to be used elsewhere.

EDGE Chase Young

Before he officially became a free agent, the Patriots were the rumored favorite to sign Chase Young this offseason. Now that he's available, they could do that and boost their pass rush with a young player who is a former Defensive Rookie of the Year winner.

Since that season in 2020, injuries have kept him sidelined more than on the field, which has significantly deteriorated his value. The once-promising defensive player is now in a position to prove himself and revert to who he once was, and he could easily do that in New England.

The Patriots have needed another consistent pass rusher alongside Matthew Judon for the last three years. Adding a 24-year-old Young to the lineup could be the boost they have been looking for while also giving him the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the league.

Signing Young now would give the defense a young and developing player who could flourish in their system and live up to the hype he received as a rookie. He might be a bit more expensive than some would like, but bringing in a former second-overall pick with all the potential in the world on a long-term contract seems like a no-brainer.

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