NFL Notebook: Top 50 targets for the Patriots heading into free agency (updated)

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Legal tampering is set to begin at Noon on Monday with free agency next at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

To help you along, what follows is our Top 50 Patriots-centric free agents who fit what they do, stacked mostly by positions of need that will likely need to be filled in free agency and not the draft (reminder that the franchise tag deadline is 4 p.m. Monday).

As a reminder, here's our offseason primer with color-coded depth chart complete the players' 2019 grade in relation to the rest of the league. The Patriots have about $30 million in cap space to use.

Previous deep dives on options (including trades) at QB, TE and WR.

1. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots — SIGNED W/BUCS