The New England Patriots have a long list of 13 unrestricted free agents, three restricted free agents, and three exclusive-rights free agents, but you can be certain that head coach Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio will kick the tires on all the players on the open market. Pro Football Focus (PFF) lists Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower as a “must re-sign” caliber player, noting that “the Patriots lack a productive linebacker outside of Hightower, and if they lose the former first-round pick, it could become their biggest position of need.” PFF also tried to help out by narrowing down the list of candidates for the Patriots with some five players that could be ideal fits
Matt Elam, a highly disappointing former first-round pick for the Baltimore Ravens, wasn’t likely to garner much attention on the free-agent market next month – safeties credited with one tackle on defense in nine games rarely do. According to Miami-Dade police records, Elam was booked into a city correctional facility at 3:45 a.m. He is facing multiple charges: possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis (a felony), possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and reckless driving. Police said they pulled Elam over for reckless driving and while searching his car discovered 126 grams of marijuana as well as 3 grams of oxycodone.
Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam was arrested on multiple drug charges early Sunday morning, according to court and corrections records. Elam was booked on three felony charges at 3:45 a.m. ET: marijuana possession of more than 20 grams, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance. The list of charges, according to the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, also includes one count of reckless driving. Miami Beach Police said in an arrest report that Elam, who was driving a Range Rover, was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic in a reckless fashion. They later searched the car and discovered a Gucci book bag on the driver's side