Who is staying and who is leaving New England?
Below is a list of the Patriots who hit free agency this offseason — and their current status.
Devin McCourty, safety: McCourty announced on his podcast he will be returning to the Patriots.
Matthew Slater, special teams: Slater has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension.
Shilique Calhoun, edge rusher: The Patriots re-signed Calhoun.
Jamie Collins, linebacker: Collins has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Detroit Lions.
Danny Shelton, defensive tackle: Shelton is reportedly signing with the Detroit Lions on a two-year, $8 million deal. Shelton hired new representation this offseason, joining agent Drew Rosenhaus’s list of clients.
Ben Watson, tight end: Watson announced his retirement.
Ted Karras, center: Karras has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Kyle Van Noy, linebacker: Van Noy has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $51 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Elandon Roberts, linebacker: Roberts has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Nate Ebner, special teams: Ebner will reportedly join the New York Giants.
Phillip Dorsett, wide receiver: Dorsett will reportedly sign with Seattle Seahawks.
Nick Folk, kicker
Marshall Newhouse, offensive tackle
James Ferentz, guard/center
Three players entered restricted free agency:
Keionta Davis, defensive end: The Patriots reportedly re-signed Davis.
Jermaine Eluemunor, guard: The Patriots re-signed Eluemunor.
Adam Butler, defensive tackle: The Patriots re-signed Butler.