Patscap’s 2018 Salary Cap Outlook: How do things look at start of free agency?

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A couple of BSJ subscribers have asked for a Patriots' 2018 salary cap preview. Moving forward, New England will have to make several decisions this year about which players to retain. Unlike the 2017 season when the Patriots entered the offseason with the most cap space during their history, this time around, they'll be somewhat limited in their moves. Here's how things set up: