Patriots roster by contract length

With the Patriots' season now over, the future is uncertain for 14 players whose contracts will be expiring. Adding to that uncertainty is the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA; until an agreement is reached, free agency will likely be postponed.

A new CBA could change the amount of accrued seasons required for players to reach restricted and unrestricted free agency. The current system calls for three seasons to reach restricted free agency and four seasons to become an unrestricted free agent.

If that system remains, then safety Josh Barrett and running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis would be scheduled to become restricted free agents, while cornerback Kyle Arrington would become an exclusive-rights free agent.

With that in mind, an updated look at the Patriots' roster by the year in which players' contracts expire:


CB Kyle Arrington

S Josh Barrett

RB Kevin Faulk

K Shayne Graham

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

OL Matt Light

OL Logan Mankins

S Brandon McGowan

RB Sammy Morris

OL Quinn Ojinnaka

S Jarrad Page

RB Fred Taylor

DL Gerard Warren

LB Tracy White


WR Deion Branch

CB Tony Carter

RB Thomas Clayton

DL Landon Cohen

OL Dan Connolly

TE Alge Crumpler

LB Gary Guyton

QB Brian Hoyer

LS Matt Katula

OL Dan Koppen

OL Mark LeVoir

S Bret Lockett

DL Kyle Love

S Brandon Meriweather

OLB Eric Moore

OLB Marques Murrell

OL Stephen Neal

OLB Rob Ninkovich

DL Darryl Richard

S James Sanders

WR Matthew Slater

WR Wes Welker

OL Ryan Wendell

CB Jonathan Wilhite


OLB Tully Banta-Cain

DL Ron Brace

CB Darius Butler

S Patrick Chung

WR Julian Edelman

LB Dane Fletcher

OL Nick Kaczur

LB Jerod Mayo

OL Rich Ohrnberger

DL Myron Pryor

WR Brandon Tate

OL Sebastian Vollmer

RB Danny Woodhead

DL Mike Wright


CB Leigh Bodden

S Sergio Brown

OLB Jermaine Cunningham

DL Brandon Deaderick

TE Rob Gronkowski

TE Aaron Hernandez

P Zoltan Mesko

WR Taylor Price

LB Brandon Spikes

DL Ty Warren

DL Kade Weston


QB Tom Brady

K Stephen Gostkowski

CB Devin McCourty

DL Vince Wilfork