The New England Patriots front office is busy these days

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On Monday http://www.newenglandpatriotsteamonline.com/deatrich-wise-jr-jersey , the team signed linebacker Ufomba Kamalu to the practice squad while bringing linebacker Albert McClellan in for a free agency visit. On Tuesday, the Patriots made a total of six transactions including signing McClellan and former second-round draft pick Obi Melifonwu. It now appears as if they were ready to make another move as well.According to the man himself, the Patriots made an offer to free agent defensive edge Bruce Irvin. “This was a dream [come] true,” Irvin told ESPN Atlanta’s Vaughn McClure after the veteran signed a one-year contract with his hometown Atlanta Falcons. “The Patriots and [Pittsburgh] Steelers offered more money, but being able to play for my city and my people, you just can’t put a price on that.”Irvin would have been an intriguing addition to a Patriots team that currently operates on $4.79 million of salary cap space. The 31-year old, who spent the first four years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks before joining the Oakland Raiders in 2016, is an experienced and proven option at the defensive edge. Before the Raiders released him last week, he played almost half of the team’s defensive snaps and registered 3.0 sacks.While New England had a very good pass rushing performance on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the team has generally been inconsistent when it comes to putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. While Irvin would not have been the lone fix to this Authentic Cordarrelle Patterson Jersey , his presence alongside Trey Flowers, Adrian Clayborn and Deatrich Wise Jr. as well as reserves Derek Rivers and Keionta Davis would have given the team more flexibility.With Irvin opting to return home instead of moving to New England, however, the team will have to rely on the five players listed above — plus versatile linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy — to rush the passer moving forward. By no means is this a bad group of players, but one that has had its struggles especially early during the season. After the Patriots lost to the Titans in Week 10, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said the offense “has to go through everybody” while discussing the fact that he threw 32 of his 41 passes to Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and James White.Brady used a fourth down pass to Edelman as an example of why he needs to be spreading the ball around more. Brady noted that Chris Hogan was open on that play, but going away from Hogan has been a frequent occurrence of late.Hogan does not have a catch in the last two games and has only been targeted three times. On Monday, the wideout said that his chief concern is whether the Patriots win games and that he’s not down about how little Brady has been looking his way.“Can’t get discouraged. That’s not the right mindset to be in,” Hogan said http://www.newenglandpatriotsteamonline.com/tom-brady-jersey , via ESPN.com. “If you’re going day by day, and you’re discouraged, that’s going to affect your preparation, your mentality in practice, and that can’t be your mindset — especially at this time of year. This is an important time of year for every football team in the league, especially us with all the AFC East games coming up.”The Patriots hope to have tight end Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup this week. That might not do much to boost Hogan’s targets, but it would open the door to more of the balance that Brady said he’s looking for as defenses try to get a handle on all of New England’s offensive options.

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