Patriots free-agent snapshot

Free agency is underway and the initial 90 minutes didn't produce any Patriots news. The team has placed a heavy focus on its own players in the free-agent process, and here is a quick breakdown:

Tully Banta-Cain -- This is a case where the team and player is a good match and the sides have been building momentum toward a deal.

Leigh Bodden -- The market will ultimately dictate the final outcome, but the eight-year veteran will continue to talk to the Patriots.

Derrick Burgess -- Veteran nickel rusher could return based on the uncertainty at the position, but it wouldn't be a big deal.

Kevin Faulk -- It's hard to imagine the veteran running back playing elsewhere, although he might want to see his market value before signing a deal.

Jarvis Green -- Defensive lineman plans to test the free-agent market and it looks like both sides are eyeing a fresh start.

Chris Hanson -- Patriots seem to be exploring other options at the position at this time.

Stephen Neal -- Starting right guard has gotten lost in the shuffle a bit. While his agent said he planned to test the market, Neal is happy in New England and that makes his return a strong possibility.

Benjamin Watson -- Tight end should draw interest around the league. The crop of free-agent tight ends is not strong.

Vince Wilfork -- The sides have been close to a deal and perhaps the start of the 2010 league year, without a salary cap, is what pushes them through the finish line.