It is the first week of free agency in the NFL and the New England Patriots have added some pieces they hope will help them win the Super Bowl again this season.
The Patriots have added five new players to the roster including two linebackers, a cornerback and two wide receivers.
On Thursday the Patriots signed linebacker Jonathan Freeny. A former Miami Dolphin, Freeny has spent most of his career playing special teams. Freeny has 44 career tackles.
On Wednesday the Patriots signed former Cleveland Browns linebacker Jabaal Sheard. Sheard has been in the league for five years all with the Browns. Last season he had 44 tackles and two sacks. Sheard has a great pass rush ability and has collected 23 sacks in his career so far.
With the Departure of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, The Patriots needed to go out and find themselves another cornerback. Former Oakland Raider Chimdi Chekwa has been signed by the Patriots. Chekwa has been in the league for four years, and has yet to play 16 games in a single season. He has not been an impact player but will at least fill a roster spot. Last season he had 16 tackles and two pass defenses.Read more... Join the Conversation...