Ten players the Patriots should target in free agency

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8. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph

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The depth of the Patriots' interior defensive line wore thin very early on during the 2013 season, and Bill Belichick has often said a team can never have enough good defensive linemen. Truth be told, the Patriots could stand pat at defensive tackle this offseason and simply hope that Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly and Armond Armstead are fully healthy for the start of training camp. But if there are any lingering concerns (both Wilfork and Kelly are now in their 30s) then the Patriots might look at add some more depth. If the team does believe that adding some more meat to the middle of the line is a checklist item this offseason, Joseph is going to be among the more coveted available commodities. He's a double-team-eating run-stuffer who will be just 25 when the season begins. Joseph adds some interior pass rush, too, with the ability to collapse the pocket, and for that and the other reasons laid out above, he's likely to attract multiple suitors this offseason. -- Yates