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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by snax, Feb 5, 2018.
He signed for a lot more guaranteed than the Pats could afford to pay. The salary cap matters.
That would surprise me after hearing him say that he's taken pay cuts just to stay in Boston.
He's 32 years old, and he hasn't made huge money here, taking cut after cut. I hate to see Dola go, but there's only so many seasons for a receiver in the NFL. Gotta look out for #1! Get every dollar you can while it's there. It' not like he's TB12 with a wife making way more than he is, allowing him to take far less money than most in the league while being better than everyone else.
I thank him. There's no way they would have played in Minnesota last month had e not stepped up this season in Julians absence.
And Lewis too.
Yep, time to get paid. Wish he was still here for sure.
been watching this FA period wondering when the Pats are going to do something. My guess is, they aren't. They aren't the team that makes "big splashes" in the free agency. Really curious as to how the defense is going to shake out next year. Obviously they had problems last year and Patricia pulled enough magic out of his playbook to get them to the SB. But he's gone and looks like they are just leaking players left and right. And let's not forget the offense. I love 'dola but he deserves to get paid so while I am sad to see him go I'm pretty sure the coaches will be able to replace him. Maybe not 100%, but it seems "easier" to replace someone like him than it is to replace a CB. After all, we all thought we were in trouble when Welker left and then we ended up with Edelman. Jules will be back next season and I think we still have Hogan. I think the Pats are down to one TE - IF Gronk stays and plays. Even the pile of draft picks the Pats have isn't going to be enough to make up for the losses they have had and are likely to still see. Should be fun to watch!
We have Edelman, Cooks, Hogan, Mitchell, Britt and Dorsett still
Heard this morning Jordy Nelson wants to play for the pats, I wouldn't mind that one bit
Can they afford him?
That's the question, decent wr's are getting some big contracts so I'm sure some team is going to throw money at him but it helps that he wants to play here. They have the cap space to do it esp if he takes a team friendly deal
With his injury history, I think he might be a bargain.
They are spending crazy money elsewhere in the league
Kirk Cousins plans to sign a 3-year, $84 million contract
All guaranteed BTW
Kirk Cousins may sign a 3-year, $84 million contract—here are the 20 highest-paid quarterbacks
Older broken players with high salaries are only good additions for stacked teams.
The pats are far from stacked,
The focus needs to be on blue chip defenders.
And young receivers out of the draft and further down the depth charts on stacked teams.
Wow. Dude doesn't even have a 30 TD season under his belt.
Is it me, or does it seem as though everyone can afford to buy Pats , but the Pats.
Nate Solder is gone as well - to the Giants
Nate Solder’s Reported Departure From Patriots A Cause For Major Concern
4 years - $62M
Heard that makes him the most expensive tackle to date
Do they need him?
Looks like the pats are going to be doing a lot of skinflinting this year, but that isn't always a bad thing... and given the overall state of the league (generally crap) anything is possible.
You mean we have Edelman, Hogan, and maybe Mitchell and maybe Cooks. Don’t tell me you’re adding Britt and Dorsett, garbage and we all know it. That’s just trying to make yourself feel better talk there.
Patriots’ Reported Offer To Malcolm Butler Last Offseason Might Raise Eyebrows
Wonder what teams would have offered him had he played in the SB and come up big? Maybe if he had played and the Pats won (not saying they would have), how much more would he have been paid?
Friday flurry sees Patriots add trio
I'll be curious to see what kind of deals these guys inked (dollars, time and guarantees).
Adrian Clayborn - defensive end (pass rusher)
Jeremy Hill - running back
Matt Tobin - left tackle
Seems like all these guys might be "role players" in the BB system. Clayborn is going into his 8th year, Hill 5th, and Tobin 6th. Although we have seen veteran guys come to NE and become key players in the BB system.
Found this "live tracker" for cap space the Patriots have.
New England Patriots 2018 Salary Cap
Danny Woodhead retiring
Danny Woodhead announces retirement after 10 years
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