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.
With scouting reports on all of the free agents and teams needs from Scouts Inc. plus analysis from senior writers Len Pasquarelli and John Clayton, ESPN.com has free agency covered:
• Scouts: 2007 free agent grades
• Pasquarelli: Top 30 UFAs
• Pasquarelli: UFA sleepers
• Clayton: 49ers will be active
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