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  1. Updating AFC East needs: Bills, Patriots

    James Walker

    NFL free agency has slowed down as AFC East teams filled several major weaknesses. Here is an updated look at team needs and where they currently stand: Buffalo Bills Key free agents: LB Manny Lawson Updated needs: QB, S, CB, WR, TE An...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  2. Tavon Austin's stock too high for Patriots?

    James Walker

    With both slot receivers Wes Welker and Julian Edelman pending free agents, West Virginia's Tavon Austin was a natural fit for the New England Patriots at No. 29 overall. The miniature Austin is the type of slot receiver New England likes in its o...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  3. Eight in the Box: Must-keep free agents

    James Walker

    Welcome to "Eight in the Box," a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Which free agent is essential for each team to keep from its 2012 roster? Buffalo Bills: Safety Jairus Byrd. The Bills ar...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  4. Previewing Patriots' top free agents

    James Walker

    Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker obviously is the biggest name. But that's not the only key player the reigning AFC East champion New England Patriots could lose in free agency. Here is an early look at New England's top players who are scheduled to h...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  5. Patriots add WR Anthony Gonzalez

    James Walker

    This week the New England Patriots have been pretty quiet with signing outside free agents. But the reigning AFC champions announced Saturday they agreed to terms with former Indianapolis Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez. The former Colt has had an...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  6. AFC East: Free-agency primer

    James Walker

    Buffalo Bills Key free agents: TE Scott Chandler, WR Roscoe Parrish, OT Demetrius Bell, OL Kraig Urbik (restricted) Where they stand: The Bills are in good shape with free agency. After signing leading receiver Steve Johnson on Monday, the Bill...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  7. Thoughts on Wes Welker, free agency

    James Walker

    INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the biggest free agents this offseason will be New England Patriots Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker. But Welker said Sunday that he doesn't expect to be on the market for long. "I plan on being back," Welker said. "I am not rea...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  8. Patriots' WR picture becomes clearer

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots' game plan at wide receiver is coming into focus this week. Earlier on Wednesday, New England presented an offer sheet to Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Less than two hours later, the ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  9. Do Patriots have Wes Welker insurance?

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots and Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker are involved in a high-stakes poker game. As of Monday afternoon, neither side has blinked or budged on the eve of free agency. Welker, an unrestricted free agent, was allowed to negotiate ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  10. Additional free-agent options for Patriots

    James Walker

    Earlier Monday we wrote how Tom Brady's cap-friendly contract extension helps the New England Patriots become bigger players in free agency. Brady's three-year extension saves New England $8 million in cap room this offseason. In addition to Pro B...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  11. Poll: Do the Patriots need Ed Reed?

    James Walker

    ESPN.com Insider KC Joyner provided an all-encompassing piece Wednesday on the free-agent pairing of safety Ed Reed and the New England Patriots. This is a move that has been speculated for weeks, but Joyner argues that Reed "has the type of skill se...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  12. Morning take: Dolphins keeping Hartline?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC East: The Miami Dolphins are hoping to keep pending free-agent receiver Brian Hartline and safety Chris Clemons. Morning take: Hartline would be a good No. 2 option at receiver, but I'm ...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  13. Thoughts on Ed Reed and the Patriots

    James Walker

    Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed made headlines this week when he said he could "definitely" play for the New England Patriots next season. Reed will become an unrestricted free agent in March and should be a hot commodity on the open market. Here ...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  14. Examining the Welker-Edelman dilemma

    James Walker

    New England Patriots Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker is an unrestricted free agent. The same can be said for Welker's less expensive and less experienced backup: Julian Edelman. Should the Patriots re-sign one of these in-house receivers or both? Tha...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  15. Is Wes Welker's price tag rising?

    James Walker

    After a slow start when it was widely speculated that Wes Welker was being "phased out," the New England Patriots Pro Bowl receiver's production has been off the charts. Welker is second in the NFL in both receptions (48) and receiving yards (622)...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  16. 'Plax' to the Pats? No thanks

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots really are leaving no stone unturned this year. The latest example is the reigning AFC champ's surprising interest in free-agent receiver Plaxico Burress. The veteran receiver is working out with the Patriots on Sunday, ac...

    Blog | August 12, 2012