The New England Patriots were able to make a deep push in the playoffs thanks to a few savvy additions in free agency. Defensive end Jabaal Sheard lived up to the expectations as one of the biggest signings, while linebacker Jonathan Freeny was a key back-up to help overcome injuries to the starters.
Some signings don't pan out, like tight end Scott Chandler or cornerback Bradley Fletcher.
Typically, the Patriots look to sign free agents for a few of reasons: 1) if the positional group is young and without proven ability, the team will try to sign a veteran to lead the group; 2) if the positional group is old, the team will try to sign a high upside player that was misused with their old team; 3) if the positional group is established, the team will try to sign a cheap back-up caliber player with special teams value.
With team building processes in mind, what positions do you think the Patriots should address in free agency?