TC thinks these guys may be on the Pats Radar.... http://www.projo.com/patriots/content/projo_20060311_11pats.e9c2b36.html Even blabbermouth teams tend to dummy up at the start of free agency. As a result, it's easier to paddle the Atlantic with a whisk broom than get information from the Patriots. Maybe that's overstating it. Either way, with free agency opening at 12:01 this morning, yesterday constituted the calm before the start of the 2006 free agency storm. The Patriots are in good stead. They have about $17 million in room under the $102 million cap and can do some damage. It will be interesting to see whom they target. First, some words on a few Patriots who became ex-Patriots after midnight. As of yesterday afternoon, Willie McGinest's agents hadn't been contacted about keeping the veteran linebacker in New England. Interest, meanwhile, continued to roll in. Either the Patriots are allowing other teams to make their offers for McGinest and then decide whether or not they'll match them or they are hesitant about retaining him.