Re-signing Solder is the Pats' top priority

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The new front office and coaching regime learned from the mistakes of those who came before them and knew they could not go into the 2018 season with Flowers once again as Eli Manning's blind-side protector.

The Giants have reportedly signed Nate Solder away from the New England Patriots to be their new left tackle, shoring up a problem position.

Per multiple sources, the New York Giants are expected to sign offensive tackle Nate Solder, thus ending his tenure in New England. Solder was in a tier by himself as the No. 1 free agent tackle.

The four-year deal is worth $62 million and includes $35 million of guaranteed money.

- The Baltimore Ravens have released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, freeing up an estimated $5 million in salary cap on the first day of free agency. On Tuesday, cornerback Malcolm Butler and running back Dion Lewis were reported to be signing with the Tennessee Titans.

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Bradham's first season with the Eagles was impressive, as he tallied 98 stops, a couple of sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and five passes defended while playing in all 16 games.

Just a few weeks ago, we had NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran report Gronkowski contemplated retiring last year during the preseason and he didn't enjoy himself during the year.

The reported deal will make Solder a very wealthy man.

Solder turns 30 in April, but is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots. Probably, but it didn't seem like there was much of a back-and-forth between Solder and the team.

Jelks started at left tackle as a sophomore at Vanderbilt then missed two consecutive seasons with torn ACLs. For a guy that's never been All-Pro, nor has he been a Pro Bowler? Thomas never missed a snap before tearing his left triceps during an October 22 game against Tennessee. The 38-year-old Peppers, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, will be entering his 17th National Football League season, including his 10th with the Panthers.