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Free Agency: Patriots Win Some & Lose Some

Updates From the Mill: The Patriots have been working behind the scenes, pursuing free agents that are less high profile than say... Randy Moss. PI has an update on one player the team targeted who signed a big money deal to play elsewhere, and another who was targeted by the division rival Jets, but who was signed before he got there.

In checking in with various league sources Monday -- sick kids not withstanding -- I noticed that the Patriots been quick to pull the trigger on trying to get deals done with free agents to prevent other teams from signing their targeted players. While that strategy is not unique, in some cases it has worked, but more often it has not.Critics point to the signings of Donte Stallworth by the Browns...

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