Patriots FAs: Take 'em or leave 'em?

Early look at looming decisions on the team's top 10 soon-to-be free agents

Updated: January 20, 2014, 2:49 PM ET
By Field Yates |

PatriotsWith less than two months until free agency begins, the Patriots' front office turns its attention to evaluating its roster and building the team for next season. There are 13 players who will hit free agency in March.

We've selected the top 10 and made calls on whether the Patriots should sign them or let them walk. Here's my take on each one, and we invite you to share your opinion as well in the polls below. Take into consideration the contract -- both in duration and compensation -- it would take to bring each player back as you cast your votes.

Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.



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