... since I we won't be signing another WR today....I think. I went over to an Eagle fan board on KFFL, to see how THEY felt about the Stallworth and subsequent Washington signings. BTW- I was surprised how good they thought the signing was. It was near universal. For the most part they were a good group, and the discussion was interesting and informative... and they ARE NOT happy with their FO. Anyway, one fan responded to the comment that the Pats don't value the WR position, and then another took the opposite view by stating that if you look at the total value of the contracts they just signed WRs to, how could you say that? That got me thinking so I went to Miguel and checked to see what the WRs corp cap numbers will be next season. (BTW- I am also sure that NONE of the information that follows WILL EVER be used in a media story. From them all you will hear about are $30MM, $18MM, and $10MM contacts. ) Here's what I found: Stallworth will count $2.7, Welker - $1.7 & Washington approximately $.8MM. (that's a guess since Miguel didn't have him up yet, but I don't think it will be far off, maybe less because its a multiyear deal) That's the princely total of $.5.5MM. Then you can add that to the "huge" cap numbers of Gaffney $.75NN, Caldwell $1.8 & Jackson $.9MM. That's a GRAND TOTAL of $8.9MM for ALL SIX of the Pats WRs that will likely make the team (with Jackson PUPed or IRed) That's $8.9MM against a cap of over $113MM that the Pats have this year. (This is a higher number because of credits the Pats got) So the Pats will spending LESS than 8% of their cap money on their ENTIRE WR corp. for the 2007 season....NOT BAD What I found so interesting and I think what sets this FO apart, is that the Pats RADICALLY improved the athletic talent in an area of need, yet MINIMIZED the impact on the cap to a degree that I didn't think was possible. Tip of the hat to Scott and the boys in the FO.