Free Agency begins - Patriots sign Gilmore, resign Branch, Harmon
The Patriots have been very busy on the first day of NFL Free Agency. New England has reportedly signed defensive back Stephon Gilmore from Buffalo to a five-year, $65 million deal while resigning DT Alan Branch and CB Duron Harmon.
Patriots are giving former Bills CB Stephon Gilmore a five-year, $65 million deal that includes $40 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
Harmon is reportedly a four-year, $20 million (Adam Schefter/ESPN) while Branch's deal is reportedly worth up to $12 million over two-years (Mike Giardi/CSNNE)
New England is also reportedly in talks with the Saints on a CB Malcolm Butler for WR Brandin Cooks deal. That deal could not be completed until Butler signs his 1st round contract tender offer from the Patriots.