Now that most of the big name free agents have signed with at team for 2014, there are a number of veterans in the twilight of their career that could find a home in New England. Cover32 writer Tanner Howard reported that the Patriots have about $6.2 million of cap-space to work with after accounting for draft pick signings. Although there are no reports of the front office working with any of these guys, they are all proven, and could provide an instant impact in the Patriots locker room for a small price tag.
1. Miles Austin, WR
After a lackluster 2013 campaign with the Dallas Cowboys, the injury prone former standout’s salary potential has decreased significantly. A healthy Austin could be a boon for any receiving corps, but don’t expect the Patriots to go out of their way to bring him into an already strong group. That being said, with the injury history of Danny Amendola, Kenbrell Thompkin’s up-and-down 2013 season, and Aaron Dobson’s recent foot surgery, Miles Austin could be a great need-based fit.