New faces: CB Darrelle Revis, CB Brandon Browner, WR Brandon LaFell, LB James Anderson, rookie DL Dominique Easley.
Key losses: CB Aqib Talib, RB LeGarrette Blount, S Steve Gregory, LB Brandon Spikes.
Strengths: QB, CB, LB, TE.
Weaknesses: OL, S.
What’s New: Patriots have great depth at cornerback with addition of Revis and Browner. At safety, they must replace Gregory, who was not re-signed and retired. Veteran offensive line could change with impressive youngsters Jordan Devey and Bryan Stork. LaFell should help receiving corps.
Expectations: Patriots remain class of AFC East after reaching conference championship game. Defense is upgraded with Revis and Browner and with LB Jerod Mayo and DTs Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly returning from injuries that sidelined them most of last season. Tom Brady-led offense would get big boost if TE Rob Gronkowski returns to form after knee surgery in January.
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