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Friday, December 21, 2012
Francis & rookie free agents

By Mike Reiss

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