Charlie Weis on GHS offers insight on how Bill Belichick might approach offseason

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This is an unfamiliar place for the Patriots.

In what is one of the biggest offseason's in recent memory, the team has quite a bit of money to spend -- the fourth-most in the league at just under $60 million, according to Spotrac.

With so many needs on the roster, how will they spend it? Former Patriots assistant Charlie Weis weighed in Monday on The Greg Hill Show.

“Have you ever really seen him overspend on a player? Do you think he’s going to put all that money into one or two players? You have a number of things you have to accomplish with that [amount] of money," he said. "There’s a number of things you have to fix, right? So do I think he’ll be a aggressive? Yes. But I don’t think he’s going to be aggressive going after a guy like [Matthew] Stafford, paying him what the Rams had to pay to get [him]. I mean, look at that. Three years from now we might be looking at this trade as highway robbery for the Lions. I don’t know that, but three years from now we might be saying that.”

It will be interesting to see how Bill Belichick and Co. operate, as there are a number of needs on the roster, but playmakers are also needed and those are going to cost money.

Free agency begins in mid-March.