I've been on vacation for a week! FIRST IMHO, we still have plenty of cap room left to do anything we want. If necessary, Brady's contract can be restructured. SPECIAL TEAMS Morris and Welker are major additions. We can now not worry about Brown's decision. OFFENSIVE LINE Yates was a starter for one game last year. It is good to see him in place through 2009. RECEIVERS Welker and Brady are major additions. We still need a receiver, but not from free agency. We no longer need a tight end. RUNNING BACK We still need help, but the need is not as immediate with Evans and Morris signed. Dillon is a major loss. DEFENSE Thomas is the biggest free agent signing since Colvin. Gay may actually play a game this season, or not. We still need a corner, or to sign Samuel to a long-term contract, or both. BOTTOM LINE As I indicated a couple of weeks ago, it is the philosophy of the FO to be able to field a team BEFORE the draft. This allows draft flexibility, as well as not having to count on rookies. We've used a 2nd on a wide receiver who is a top returner.