Patriots keep NFL free-agency bender going with Hunter Henry signing

The Patriots are in drunken sailor territory. Bill Belichick had plenty of salary cap space entering NFL free agency, and he appears to be on a mission to use it all. New England is signing tight

The Patriots are in drunken sailor territory.

Bill Belichick had plenty of salary cap space entering NFL free agency, and he appears to be on a mission to use it all. New England is signing tight end Hunter Henry to a three-year, $37.5 million contract with $25 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.

That means the Patriots signed the top two free-agent tight ends after they landed Jonnu Smith Monday on a four-year, $50 million contract.

New England spent more than $200 million on Day 1 of the legal tampering period, bringing in pass-rusher Matt Judon ($56 million), receivers Nelson Agholor ($26 million) and Kendrick Bourne ($22.5 million), cornerback Jalen Mills ($24 million), nose tackle Davon Godchaux ($16 million) and former Jets defensive lineman Henry Anderson ($7 million, worth up to $11 million.)

Bill Belichick (r.) and the Patriots are signing tight end Hunter Henry (l.) to a $37.5 million contract.
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The Pats also re-signed quarterback Cam Newton on a $5.1 million contract worth up to $14 million. Now, he has much better weapons at his disposal.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Justin Tasch

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