Welcome to PatsFans.com

75 Hours To the Dustin Keller Signing?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by shmessy, May 28, 2014.

  1. TommyBrady12

    TommyBrady12 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    64
    Ratings:
    +149 / 10 / -8

    #12 Jersey

    He's not a potential draft pick, so I think a visit for a veteran like him is meaningless. The only thing the pats should/could worry about is his medical history. He HAS produced in this league and is capable of picking up on offense plus he seems like a non-troublemaker.
  2. Sicilian

    Sicilian On the Roster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,915
    Likes Received:
    120
    Ratings:
    +268 / 1 / -2

    I should clarify. By not impressed by his visit, I meant more they don't feel he's physically recovered enough from his injury, not that they don't feel he's a good player.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. patsinthesnow

    patsinthesnow PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    8,296
    Likes Received:
    126
    Ratings:
    +178 / 7 / -0

    #87 Jersey

    That's the day we trade Amendola and a 3rd to Houston for Johnson too.
  4. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    23,100
    Likes Received:
    379
    Ratings:
    +852 / 8 / -10

    Disable Jersey

    Madre de Dios
    • Like Like x 1
  5. dannydyn

    dannydyn PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,727
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +13 / 1 / -2

    #12 Jersey

    Didn't we just fill the last two roster spots with the two UDFA WRs?
  6. captain stone

    captain stone Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    8,614
    Likes Received:
    53
    Ratings:
    +120 / 26 / -18

    No Jersey Selected

    Either one of those 2 UDFA signings, as is the case with all of the recent UDFA signings here, could be easily cut in order to make room for Keller.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Sicilian

    Sicilian On the Roster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,915
    Likes Received:
    120
    Ratings:
    +268 / 1 / -2

    Bingo. Hell, even without Keller, I wouldn't be surprised if one or both get cut following OTA's. The last ten guys on a 90 man roster are likely going to be in flux for the rest of the offseason as they bring guys in for a look. There's plenty of room for a veteran guy if they want him.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  8. Ivan

    Ivan On the Roster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,006
    Likes Received:
    189
    Ratings:
    +538 / 12 / -17

    #75 Jersey


    It is so hard to tell when it comes to the veteran players who are on the market at this time of the year. usually they want more than teams want to give them, as we saw with Abraham and Freeney last offseason, and there are so many considerations that we don't know about that are going on that predicting whether or not they sign them is about as realistic as picking who they will draft. Keller does fit their criteria in some ways as Belichick has a long history of bringing in older veterans who were former 1st round picks that had productive careers but were released for injury or cap reasons, and Keller fits that mold, however it still comes down to their view of him after they get a look and what they are asking for, with Abraham and Freeney the price was too high so they passed, with Will Smith the price was right and they felt he could contribute so they made the move. I really think they still need a better option at back-up TE so i hope they either sign Keller or find a way to get that done before the season, and i am pretty sure they will do just that.
  9. Ivan

    Ivan On the Roster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,006
    Likes Received:
    189
    Ratings:
    +538 / 12 / -17

    #75 Jersey


    I agree, the end of the roster guys play an endless game of musical chairs and all are expendable.
  10. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    30
    Ratings:
    +77 / 0 / -2

    #24 Jersey

  11. varjao

    varjao Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,027
    Likes Received:
    68
    Ratings:
    +171 / 30 / -16

    #3 Jersey

    I would like to know what are the odds for Gronk make through the season in coach Belichick's mind.
    • Like Like x 1
  12. pencilneckgeek

    pencilneckgeek Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    26
    Ratings:
    +51 / 0 / -1

    Shoot, the TE depth on the team before Gronk is pitiful. It's unlikely we will see him before a quarter of the way through the season and possibly not until week 10 or so, after he gets off PUP and practices up, much like last year. Until we hear otherwise, Hooman is our staring TE, and he is backed up by a couple UDFAs. We're barely a 1 TE offense, let alone a 2 TE offense. Get ready for a healthy dose of the spread with Dobson, Edelman, Amendola, and LaFell.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. ChrisR2223

    ChrisR2223 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    18
    Ratings:
    +34 / 8 / -7

    #12 Jersey

    What about signing Keller and Finley?
    A weakness instantly becomes a strength
    • Like Like x 2
  14. Marqui

    Marqui Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,661
    Likes Received:
    34
    Ratings:
    +96 / 0 / -1

    I doubt they would sign to the same place to compete against eachother.
  15. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    30
    Ratings:
    +77 / 0 / -2

    #24 Jersey

    Ballard, Shiancoe, Winslow...
  16. Danger Zone

    Danger Zone On the Roster

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    183
    Ratings:
    +391 / 1 / -3

    Moss, Dillon, Harrison, Vrabel, Seau, Ninkovich, Phifer, Woodhead, Patten, Carter, Crumpler..
    • Like Like x 1
  17. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    18,482
    Likes Received:
    157
    Ratings:
    +319 / 0 / -3

    #75 Jersey

    I'd be happy if he just makes it through the season on the field.
  18. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    30
    Ratings:
    +77 / 0 / -2

    #24 Jersey

    None of these players has the injury history of Keller and Finley (or anything close really). Don't misunderstand, I want and expect him to sign more players. My point is that you are taking a leap of faith in claiming that by signing these players the position "instantly becomes a strength."
    • Like Like x 1
    Last edited: May 29, 2014
  19. Brady6

    Brady6 On the Roster

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    9,419
    Likes Received:
    342
    Ratings:
    +731 / 77 / -119

    #12 Jersey

    Yeah I would not recommend that trade, it would capsize the salary cap. We would take on Johnsons $11M (salary/roster bonus) and accelerate the remainder of Amendola’s cap hit, which is $4.8M. Essentially it would cost us $15.8M to have Johnson instead of Amendola.
  20. Danger Zone

    Danger Zone On the Roster

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    183
    Ratings:
    +391 / 1 / -3

    Ok. That makes sense.

    I read an implied "hopefully" in the poster you originally quoted.

    You didn't... and may very well have read that poster more accurately than I did!

    But more importantly to my point, you werent assuming the worst but simply cautioning against counting eggs.

    :)

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>