Where things stand with each of the Patriots’ free agents

Phillip Dorsett will be an unrestricted free agent on March 18. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

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.

Tom Brady, quarterback: Brady announced he will not be returning to the Patriots after 20 seasons. He reportedly plans to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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.

Joe Thuney, guard: The Patriots placed the franchise tag on Thuney, who signed the fully guaranteed, one-year contract.


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.


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