Here are some guys that are available in free agency that the Pats could kick the tires on: Freeney Umenyiora Abraham Avril Carter Kruger Just off the top of my head, anyway. There are, I'm sure, some more intriguing options. Abraham's release today is interesting. Getting a little long in the tooth (34 years old), but the last 3 years he's had 13.0, 9.5, and 10.0 sacks. He can still get to the QB. I think he'd probably cost more than NE would want to spend, but it's another guy to throw into the mix.