10 biggest cap hits for Patriots heading into 2023 offseason

With the 2022 season now in the rearview, the New England Patriots turn their attention towards the 2023 offseason, when they’re expected to have the sixth-most cap space in the NFL, according to Spotrac.com.

The Patriots are projected to have roughly $44 million in a year where they’ll need to address the offensive line, re-sign pending free agents and possibly even add an elite receiver.

There’s plenty of work to be done for the team after missing the playoffs for the second time in three seasons, and they’ll actually be in a position to make some big moves. It might not be raining money like it was in the 2021 season, but the potential is there for it to get close.

Here are the team’s biggest cap hits heading into the offseason.

DeVante Parker, WR

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Cap hit:  $6,300,000

Percentage of 2023 cap:  2.79%

Jalen Mills, CB

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Cap hit:  $6,625,000

Percentage of 2023 cap:  2.93%

Kendrick Bourne, WR

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Cap hit: $6,916,667

Percentage of 2023 cap:  3.06%

David Andrews, C

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Cap hit:  $7,175,000

Percentage of 2023 cap:  3.17%

Deatrich Wise, DE

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Cap hit:  $7,200,000

Percentage of 2023 cap:  3.18%

Davon Godchaux, DT

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Cap hit:  $10,500,000

Percentage of 2023 cap:  4.64%

Trent Brown, LT

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Cap hit:  $11,500,000

Percentage of 2023 cap:  5.09%

Hunter Henry, TE

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Cap hit:  $15,500,000

Percentage of 2023 cap:  6.85%

Jonnu Smith, TE

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Cap hit:  $17,405,000

Percentage of 2023 cap:  7.70%

Matt Judon, OLB

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Cap hit:  $17,607,222

Percentage of 2023 cap:  7.79%

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Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire