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Francis & rookie free agents

Following up on the previous update, the 1-on-1 with rookie free agent defensive end Justin Francis, here is a look at some of the best rookie free agents who began with the team in Bill Belichick's tenure (2000-present):

2000: LS Lonie Paxton

2001: G Stephen Neal

2004: CB Randall Gay

2005: DL Mike Wright

2006: OLB Pierre Woods

2007: QB Matt Gutierrez

2008: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, LB Gary Guyton, C Ryan Wendell

2009: QB Brian Hoyer

2010: S Sergio Brown, LB Dane Fletcher, DL Kyle Love

2011: LB Jeff Tarpinian

2012: DL Justin Francis, RB Brandon Bolden