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There’s something missing the past few years for the Patriots defense. It used to be on a critical occasion someone would step up and make a big play, however, Patriots fans haven’t seen that in a while. Bill Belichick and the Patriots are trying to figure out what is the missing ingredient that keeps ruining dinner. Bringing back Aqib Talib was a good move, the signing of Adrian Wilson will help in the physical department at safety. But for Belichick there are some things that need to be addressed, and a slow moving free agent market is just what Belichick likes when he goes bargain shopping. What is the next move for the Patriots? According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, the picture is slowly coming together, but there are still pieces that need to be added. ‘The Pats have kicked the tires on a few veteran edge rushers, namely John Abraham and Dwight Freeney. Both were in town for visits and both left without a contract. Of the two, Abraham seems the more likely fit. The price tags are likely too high at the moment. We’ll see how it plays out. It’s also possible they’ll bring back Trevor Scott, or take someone in the draft from a strong field of defensive linemen to augment the signings of the two CFL products, Armond Armstead and Jason Vega. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter where the push comes from, as long as pressure is provided. The important thing is what other pieces are added. The Pats still have roughly $10.4 million to spend after factoring in Sebastian Vollmer’s contract and cap impact. They’ll need some for the rookies, but they still have a bit of cash to work with to add that pass rush help, or perhaps, even sign Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet, if he’s still on their radar.’   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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