The Patriots' need at safety has been well documented, and one possibility is veteran Yeremiah Bell. The Dolphins released Bell in mid-March.
Omar Kelly, who covers the Dolphins for the Sun-Sentinel, writes the following tonight:
The Dolphins haven’t ruled out re-signing Bell, who has drawn interest from the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, but don’t seem highly motivated to get a deal done before the draft.
The Patriots have seen a lot of the 6-foot, 205-pound Bell, as he has played his entire career with the AFC East rival Dolphins. He started every game but one over the last four seasons.
If Bell doesn't sign with a team before the draft, and the Patriots don't come out of the draft with a safety, perhaps the sides revisit things at that time.