Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/23/14
8 a.m. ET: The wildest day of the NFL offseason has finally arrived. The 2014 NFL season officially starts at 4 p.m., when free agents are open to sign with any team. It appears the Patriots are trying to get deals done with their top two free agents, Aqib Talib and Julian Edelman, before 4 p.m. Outside of Talib and Edelman, the Patriots aren’t expected to be overly active on the first day of free agency, when player costs are at their highest. Players like defensive end Michael Johnson, cornerback Vontae Davis and safety Jairus Byrd are expected to be among the first players to come off the open market. We’ll follow every signing here on the NFL free agency live blog — even the ones that come before 4 p.m. Stay here all day for constant updates from Day 1 of the 2014 NFL season. Have a question for Doug Kyed? Send it to him via Twitter at @DougKyedNESN or send it here.Filed under: Doug Kyed, Live Blog, NFL, Top Stories
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