Dwight Freeney, DE
Veteran defensive lineman Dwight Freeney has had his name tossed about quite frequently. An unrestricted free agent, he has played his entire 11-year career with the Colts. But last year, Freeney became a specialized pass rusher.
At 33 years old, he's not the same feared player he once was and had a considerable drop in production in 2012. But reportedly that has more to do with the scheme of Chuck Pagano's new defense in Indianapolis than it does with Freeney's abilities.
Freeney is coming of a 6-year, $72 million contract, so he'll have to take a considerable pay cut with the Patriots. But with some of that extra Tom Brady wiggle room, he could fit in nicely.