4. Trent Brown, OT
Trent Brown has been a really solid NFL tackle when he's been able to stay healthy, but that unfortunately has been tough for him to do at times in his NFL career. He's been limited to eight games so far in the 2023 season with an ankle injury, and depending on where the Patriots fall in the 2024 NFL Draft, they could be looking at selecting his potential long-term replacement.
I think that an argument could be made for Brown to be one of New England's bigger priorities to re-sign in the 2024 offseason but depending on what happens with Mike Onwenu and the 2024 NFL Draft, Brown might end up being the odd man out.
5. Anfernee Jennings, EDGE
The Patriots selected Anfernee Jennings with the 87th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he missed the entire 2021 season and has unfortunately only racked up 3.0 sacks in his NFL career so far. Even if you say that sacks aren't the only way to measure pass rush productivity, Jennings has just eight QB hits and 19 pressures in 39 career games (to this point).
With Josh Uche also hitting free agency, and Matthew Judon's contract up in 2025, the Patriots might let Anfernee Jennings walk. You never know when a guy like this could come back on a one-year deal, but he might need a new situation to thrive.
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