The New England Patriots never make a splash on opening day of NFL free agency, until yesterday. They sign cornerback Stephon Gilmore from Buffalo, leaving Malcom Butler wondering if he is trade bait. They re-sign DT Alan Branch and safety Duron Harmon. And then there's that Jimmy Garappolo thing hanging out there.

Gilmore will get a 5-year, $65 million dollar deal. $40 million is guaranteed.

Meanwhile, CB Logan Ryan is a Tennessee Titan now. He signs a 3-year, $30 million dollar deal.

Nothing on LB Donta' Hightower yet.