Patriots possible free agent targets
Aubrayo Franklin, DT, SaintsStatus: Unrestricted free agent
2011 stats: 17 tackles
Career stats: 161 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles
Franklin, who plays like a nose tackle, is a stopgap for defensive lines. But its undetermined if he proved his worth in New Orleans, which has numerous other priorities. Franklin could fill in a pinch for Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love, especially if the Patriots revert to regular use of the 3-4 alignment.