The New England Patriots had Adrian Wilson, John Abraham, and Dwight Freeney come for visits, and the only one to come out with a contract that has a signature on it is Adrian Wilson. In addition, Elvis Dumervil's contract never went through, so he is a free agent. The final big name defensive end available is Osi Umenyiora (who I wrote about signing a while ago).
John Abraham and Dwight Freeney are now visiting Denver after Dumervil was unimpressed by the Denver offer, Dumervil is looking into Pittsburgh, Miami, Tennessee and Baltimore, and Umenyiora is visiting Atlanta.
The Patriots cap situation in-depth can be found here, but essentially they have $10 million that they are willing to spend. That is an ample amount to spend on a good lineman (either Sebastian Vollmer or Eric Winston I am assuming) and a good defensive end.
I would be up for any of the four aforementioned targets. Umenyiora says he will be defensive player of the year, but after a down year and being on a...