Patriots Free Agency News & Rumors Roundup: Pats Sign Hogan, Weddle Not Making Decision "Anytime Soon"

NFL Free Agency is officially here, and the next few days will feature several New England Patriots rumors. The Patriots have already made several big moves and might not be done yet. With that in mind, here are a few of the more interesting rumors and news tidbits on the Patriots.

Bills won't match Patriots offer sheet to WR Chris Hogan
Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan signed a three-year, $12 million offer sheet given to him by the New England Patriots yesterday, giving Buffalo five days to match the deal if they wanted to keep him. However, they have decided they won't and will let him join the Patriots, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Hogan caught 36 passes for 450 yards and two touchdowns last season.

Eric Weddle not rushing free agency decision
Chargers safety Eric Weddle is New England's biggest remaining free agent target, but that may not happen anytime soon. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Weddle doesn't want to rush into making a decision.

Weddle is also considering the Panthers, Steelers, and Raiders, among other teams.

Derrick Henry linked to Patriots as top draft target
Running back has never really been a featured position of the Patriots' offense under head coach Bill Belichick, but that doesn't mean they aren't looking to upgrade the decision. Dion Lewis will be back next year, and New England is looking to reigning Heisman trophy winner Derrick Henry as the big, physical back they can pair him with. Via

Henry, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, is a beast of a running back with surprisingly top-end speed and athleticism. He's one of the draft's elite backs and emerged as a possible Patriots target during the combine. The only question is whether he falls to New England at No. 60. With the lack of emphasis on running backs in recent years for teams, it is a possibility.

Henry interviewed with the Patriots earlier this week.

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