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New England Patriots 2016 Free Agency Tracker: All Breaking News Updates, Signings, and Rumors

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We will be tracking every rumor and update that can impact the New England Patriots during the free agency period. Bookmark this page to check all of our updates throughout the day!

Thursday March 10th

The Patriots' free agency starts today.

WR Rishard Matthews signs with the Titans, another instance of the Patriots getting blocked by former staff.

New contracts set the market for Patriots LBs Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins.

The Patriots are negotiating with RFA RB C.J. Anderson.

Tom Brady's contract extension details are in!

Bills RFA WR Chris Hogan visits the Patriots today.

Oh, the terror! Free agency is as good as over and the Patriots have not yet done anything.

Patriots visit with Bears ST CB Sherrick McManis

DE Frank Kearse met with the Patriots

Patriots sent Mike Lombardi to the Clemson Pro Day

Wednesday March 9th

Free agency begins today at 4:00 PM EST!

Patriots contact Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews

Patriots interested in Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu. Duh.

Chargers the favorite to land WR Travis Benjamin, which has trickle down effect on WRs available for the Patriots

Patriots sign OT LaAdrian Waddle to a 2-year deal

NEPD's Mike Loyko says to watch out for possible Patriots interest in LB Rolando McClain

Lions sign WR Marvin Jones

Broncos QB Brock Osweiler has agreed to a principle contract with the Houston Texans; Denver's only quarterback left: Trevor Simian.

Matt Forte is signing with the Jets, according to Adam Schefter.

The Texans are also on the verge of signing former Dolphin Lamar Miller.

DT Damon Harrison leaves the Jets for the Giants.

The Patriots sign linebacker Ramon Humber:

Patriots not likely to get one of the top WRs in FA, but look at Anquan Boldin and James Jones

S Tavon Wilson joins the Lions

Patriots likely out on Jets RB Bilal Powell, interest in Khiry Robinson and C.J. Anderson?

Patriots LB Dane Fletcher retires

Bengals FA WR Mohamed Sanu is expected to visit the Patriots

Giants sign DE Olivier Vernon to a deal that ruins the market for Chandler Jones and Jabaal Sheard

Patriots expected to show interest in TE Clay Harbor

Jets cut WR Jeremy Kerley

DT Akiem Hicks waiting to sign with one of 12 teams

Patriots have made it clear they want to add an RB, WR, and TE this offseason

Tuesday, March 8th

Chargers expected to retain RT Joe Barksdale

At least seven teams interested in Jets RB Chris Ivory

Lions WR Calvin Johnson retirement decision expected today - UPDATE: HE RETIRES

Saints sign TE Michael Hoomanawanui to a 3-year deal, but the Patriots wanted him back per the Globe's Ben Volin

Broncos have cut TE Owen Daniels

Packers interested in RB Matt Forte

DT Malik Jackson expected to sign with the Jaguars for $15mm APY, which puts a deal with DT Akiem Hicks in a new light

Patriots have reached out to DT Hicks, per NESN's Doug Kyed

Former Patriots TE Ben Watson signing with the Ravens

Vikings have cut WR Mike Wallace

Patriots moving on from S Tavon Wilson

Patriots pick up the option for DT Alan Branch

Broncos FA LB Danny Trevathan likely going to the Bears or Falcons

Colts extend former Patriots K Adam Vinatieri for two more seasons

RBs Chris Ivory and Doug Martin are off the table, so the Patriots are looking at RB Bilal Powell

Patriots one of 11 teams fighting for DT Akiem Hicks

Texans retain OT Chris Clark

Titans, Browns, and Falcons the favorites for WR Marvin Jones

Texans FA RB Jonathan Grimes will not receive a tender and will be an interesting choice

RB Lamar Miller is actually getting offers of $6.5 million per year on the open market

Monday, March 7th

Legal Tampering Period kicks off

RUMOR: Patriots expected to extend contract with FB James Develin

Patriots will tender ERFA WR Josh Boyce

Ex-Patriots LG Logan Mankins is set to retire

Patriots will tender ERFA OT Cameron Fleming, for a non-guaranteed $600k per Herald's Jeff Howe

RUMOR: 49ers WR Anquan Boldin wants to play for a contender

Patriots will picked up TE Rob Gronkowski's contract option through 2019

RUMOR: Chargers S Eric Weddle wants to play for the Patriots

RUMOR: Running back market could be even cheaper for the Patriots; Dolphins RB Lamar Miller might not crack $5 million APYBroncos RB C.J. Anderson receiving the low tender from DenverEagles RBs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews are both on the market.

Colts visiting with former Patriots TE Scott Chandler

Patriots will tender ERFA CB Justin Coleman

Washington DT Terrance Knighton will not be back. He destroyed the Patriots in the 2013 playoffs. Could be an alternative if Patriots DT Akiem Hicks walks.

Patriots tender ERFA ST Brandon King

Chiefs CB Sean Smith linked to Raiders, 49ers

Dolphins trying to ruin their salary cap before free agency period begins

RUMOR: Patriots a good fit for three top 100 free agents

Bills WR Chris Hogan receives lowest tender, could be cheap alternative at receiver

Colts sign TE Dwayne Allen to big contract

Friday, March 4th

RUMOR: Patriots want a 1st for QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Patriots cut ties with DT Sealver Siliga

Patriots cut LB Darius Fleming

Running back market is cheaper than expected

Thursday, March 3rd

Patriots WR Brandon Gibson done in New England

Wednesday, March 2nd

Patriots have cut WR Brandon LaFell and TE Scott Chandler

Patriots cut ties with WR Brian Tyms

Tuesday, March 1st and Before

Here's how the Patriots can have their dream offseason

Patriots extend QB Tom Brady through 2019

Here's how Brady's extension can affect the salary cap

Breakdown of the Patriots active contracts by length

RUMOR: Patriots and RB LeGarrette Blount show mutual interest in return