Pats Free Agent Possibilities & Predictions
Since the Pats aren't making any moves of their own, us Pats fans are forced to predict the moves they will eventually make. They have plenty of holes to fill and, make no mistake about it, they will address all of them eventually (at least to some extent). Like all but one year I can recall, the Pats are doing nothing in the first week of free agency. But when they do get busy, here's what will unfold... (or who they will consider)...
The free agent list is dwindling. I think they will make a trade, much like they did for Corey, to get a younger backup who can eventually take Dillon's place. I can think of two talented and young RB's who don't have a ton of value to their current teams...
William Green (trade)
TJ Duckett (trade)
Lots of work to be done here. We need a possesion type #2 WR to replace Givens; a speedy WR to stretch the field (like Davis); and a few more...
Prediction: Possesion WR
Prediction: Speed WR
We need to address the RT and RG positions as well as add some depth at tackle.
This is the one spot we don't need to make any moves- except signing Seymour to an extension. We could sign a backup NT but we could also look to the draft.
There isn't much in the way of 3-4 OLB's. I was hoping they'd sign Fujita but that didn't happen. Now we have long shots like Arrington or Peterson- both of whom would be great but I think are unlikely. I think it's more likely we try to fill the ILB spot again and move Vrabel back outside.
We have some young talent on the roster but could use a solid vet to fill a spot next to Samuel.
Harrison is on his way back but his health is obviously a huge concern. We obvioulsy need to add some bodies here but the question is... do we go for a typical SS type like Harrison or do we go after the smaller cover safeties like we've been drafting? Would we sign someone like Marcus Coleman?
I guess this is really a list of possibilities as opposed to predictions
I say me thinks bill and scott are waiting till draft day..
In looking at your list it kind of hit home just how many more holes there are now in this team than there were just 2 weeks ago. BB has a SH1T LOAD of work to do. And add kicker to the list because we all know that's coming.
Tank Williams seems good to me, based on his measurables - height, weight, Madden rating. (I'm only half-joking.)
Keep an eye on Brian Finneran WR Atlanta.
He's off the market he resigned days ago. Tom Ashworth is in contract negotiations with the Bucs.
We already have guys on the roster that are as good as most of these guys
I think we are getting caught up in the woe is me stuff too much. Maybe Runyon or Fabini and maybe Jamie Sharper. Definitely Eric Moulds. The rest of those guys are also rans. They aren't better than what we have.
We will get a couple players out of the draft.
I think there is a lot of over reaction here.
Let's all calm down and have a little confidence in BB/SP.
Also about Vinatieri, he is STILL ONLY A KICKER.
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