02-25-2006, 07:33 PM
Second Team and Threatening Starter's Job
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Minuteman country
Originally Posted by patsox23
The Patriots don't really have "Cap problems" right now.
I'm not sure why you are so definite in that. I am probably out to lunch in whatever numbers I mention, but ... If you drop Starks and McGinest, it seems like you are somwhere in the neighborhood of 84M. I think ?? that they get to spread some of Brady's numbers which will drop the 84M by some millions. But on top of that they have to add rookie salary and bonus cap hits. And they have to re-sign or replace the following free agents with respectable replacements:
As I say, I may not have a clue as to the real numbers. But if what I have layed out is anywhere close to what they face, I think they have some serious work to do to stay within a salary cap (even at 92M or whatever it turns out to be)
I'd be interested if there is better information that says there is some more room for them to work with.