Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/28/12
Editor's note: Jeff Howe will preview each position in free agency every day through Feb. 28. This edition highlights the safeties. Patrick Chung is the Patriots' lone safety with Pro Bowl potential, and one of the team's priorities this offseason should be to put a playmaker alongside the three-year veteran from Oregon. James Ihedigbo was given more responsibility in 2011 than at any point in his career, and he handled it admirably. However, he isn't the long-term answer at the position. Ihedigbo, an unrestricted free agent, would serve as a nice role player who could provide great value as a...

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