Patriots 2024 free agency tracker: Updated additions and departures

Patriots 2024 free agency tracker: Updated additions and departures originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Change is afoot in New England.

The new Patriots regime of head coach Jerod Mayo and de facto general manager Eliot Wolf already has made several notable moves since the team parted ways with head coach Bill Belichick in January, from re-signing core free agents Hunter Henry and Kendrick Bourne to trading quarterback Mac Jones.

Their work is just beginning, though: The Patriots enter 2024 NFL free agency with nearly $83 million in cap space — second-most in the NFL — and have needs at several key positions, most notably quarterback, offensive tackle and wide receiver.

Which in-house pending free agents will New England retain, and which free agents will they bring in? Here’s an updated list of the Patriots’ offseason moves as the NFL’s legal tampering window opens at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, with free agency officially beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET:

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9:23 p.m. ET: The Patriots are bringing wideout/returner Jalen Reagor back on a one-year contract, per Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz.

8:50 p.m. ET: The Patriots are signing linebacker Sione Takitaki, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.

8:24 p.m. ET: Veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett is signing a one-year contract worth $8 million with the Patriots, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports.

7:29 p.m. ET: The Patriots are re-signing another one of their top free agents, offensive lineman Mike Onwenu, to a three-year contract worth $57 million, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

5:41 p.m. ET: Patriots linebacker Mack Wilson Sr. has agreed to a three-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

3:40 p.m. ET: The Patriots are releasing wide receiver DeVante Parker, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He’ll cost New England $6.3 million in dead cap money as a pre-June 1 release, according to OverTheCap.

2:46 p.m. ET: The Patriots are signing veteran running back Antonio Gibson, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports. He’ll receive a three-year deal with a base salary of $11.25 million, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

2:40 p.m. ET: Kirk Cousins’ decision to sign with the Atlanta Falcons in free agency could start the quarterback domino effect. CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones reports that free agents Jacoby Brissett and Joe Flacco both are potential options for the Patriots after Cousins’ deal.

12 p.m. ET: The Patriots are expected to make a push for free-agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports. The Jaguars, Titans and Panthers are other potential options for Ridley, per Fowler.

10:05 a.m. ET: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins has requested a trade, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Higgins would be a fascinating target for the Patriots, who need a major upgrade at the position.

9:45 a.m. ET: The new-look Patriots won’t include special teams ace Chris Board, who reportedly will be released this week. Board’s release is another sign of how New England’s roster should look different post-Belichick, who famously placed a high emphasis on special teams.

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