Today the Patriots resigned center Ryan Wendell for a two year deal. I am surprised this contract took so long to happen. I wonder if it had something to do with getting Wilforks' deal worked out. There are still several centers available in free agency including Brian De La Puente who supposedly met with the Patriots last week. De La Puente will probably fetch a much higher price tag than Wendell did. I also wouldn't have been surprised to see if the Patriots had made a run at former center Dan Koppen. Although Koppen is now retired and spent all of this past season on the IR list with a torn Achilles, he still could have brought some value to the team. After playing with the Patriots from 2003 to 2011, Koppen made his way to Denver to snap the ball to Peyton Manning. If something happens to Wendell this season, I bet Koppen gets the call to step in and help, after all he lives in Rhode Island.
Personally, I hope the Patriots do not make any actions towards signing DeSean Jackson. A few weeks ago I was interested in him for the sole purpose of dealing Danny Amendola and then using him as trade bait with another team. Obviously, none of that makes sense anymore since the Eagles ended up cutting him. While Jackson may be a great athlete, he doesn't fit the Patriots' needs. In addition to not wanting to bring in a guy with character problems, the Patriots really don't need a high priced guy to go deep for Brady.