While the rest of the sports world shuts down over concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the NFL marches on.
Of course, it helps that NFL business can be conducted over the phone this week as free agency is set to begin Wednesday at 4 p.m ET.
The NFL’s legal tampering period begins Monday at noon. At that time, NFL teams can begin contacting outside free agents without being disciplined for tampering.
Here, we’ll track the Patriots’ free agents, their interest in players and any signings they complete.
PATRIOTS FREE AGENTS
OT Marshall Newhouse
C James Ferentz
K Nick Folk
WR Matthew Slater (re-signed)
G Joe Thuney (franchised)
S Devin McCourty (re-signed)
LB Shilique Calhoun (re-signed)
RFA DT Adam Butler (second-round tender)
RFA G Jermaine Eluemunor (original (fifth)-round tender)
ERFA DE Keionta Davis (signed to tender)
QB Tom Brady (agreed to sign with Buccaneers)
WR Phillip Dorsett (signed with Seahawks)
C Ted Karras (agreed to sign with Dolphins)
DT Danny Shelton (agreed to sign with Lions)
LB Jamie Collins (agreed to sign with Lions)
LB Elandon Roberts (signed with Dolphins)
LB Kyle Van Noy (agreed to terms with Miami Dolphins)
S Nate Ebner (signed with Giants)
S Duron Harmon traded to Lions
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