Patriots aggressive in free agency

The second day of free agency turned into Patriots' Day, as New England was extremely aggressive, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: March 1, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Day Two of free agency should be called Patriots Day. It was a day in which the Patriots spent big for a star linebacker and were also aggressive adding several role players.

For the past year, the Patriots didn't appear to want to spend big. They lost several key free agents and traded Deion Branch when he held out for a bigger contract. But if that was done to clear up cap room for this season, the Patriots can't be criticized for being passive in 2007.


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