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Bills looking to trade DE Chris Kelsay for 2nd day pick - Pats interest?

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Bills newspapers report that the Bills are stacked at DE and are also looking to add-on a DE in this years draft and are willing to deal Kelsay who has been injured for the past 2 years and are reported to be asking for a 3rd or 4th rounder in the 09 draft.

    Would you deal a 3rd or 4th for this guy?
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    Do we have any reason to believe he can play standing up and cover people in space?
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    Nein. Bad thought, chase it away.
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    a 3rd or 4th for a player to be a backup IF he can stay healthy? I'll pass.
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    So...why? :confused:
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    Well Depth is always good and Chris was a decent 6 sack man in 2006 and was a 6 miiion dollar a year player, but I have not paid attention to his play when he was actually on the field for the past 2 years - He could be done in the NFL yet who knows if those injuries will be an issue to a team that takes a chance for a 4th round pick.
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    I dont' know if he is a good fit given he doesn't have the 3-4 background. I'm not sure where he fits positionally.

    Also, he makes decent money (2 years left for about $6.7M in salary), which is probably too much given he would be a backup here.
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    While I don't know if he could transition to an OLB or not, his name was really sticking out to me for some reason and it wasn't just because he played for Nebraska. I looked back at his game log and guess what team he just happened to have some of his best games against? Yep, the Patriots. Now this may be nothing but Belichick really takes notice of FAs and possible trade candidates when that player has had a history of playing good against us.
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    I don't see it. Kelsay has been playing in a system that resembles the Tampa 2 more so then it does the 3-4. What Kelsay does in Buffalo is a totally different role then the one that he would be filling here.
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    how and why do they sign a guy making 3-4m in exchange for a hand picked player who would be making essentially nothing?

    aren't they about 4-5m under the cap?
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    Trade a fifth round pick for Kelsay (if the cap allows). Let him get healthy and play his heart out on his contract year. He signs a free agent deal with some other team and the Pats are looking at a compensatory pick in 2012.
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    Not for $4-5 million in 2009, no way. That is what he scheduled to make. Something like that.
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    The only ways he would be traded to the Pats would be if absolutely no one else wanted him or if the Pats wildly overpaid.

    Teams never want to trade within their division.
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    And that fact right there is where this conversation should end. Why Kelsay would be traded inside his own division is insane and rare.
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    Most likely he'd be cut if he's that expensive and that injured. Wouldn't he?
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    Kelsay has only missed 2 games out of 96 during his career. And those 2 games were in 2007.

    I could see Belichick sending a 4th round pick for him.. Especially if BB wants him to play the elephant opposite Thomas.

    As for being able to play in space, I don't know. But then, McGinest hadn't played in space either prior to BB coming here in 2000. And he was able to transition over.
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    Kelsay's cap number, NOT his salary, is 5.6 million for 2009. That includes at least 2 million in signing bonus pro-ration. He also has other bonuses, roster or option - not sure which) that count for about 1.6 million. So, the Pats, at worst, would be looking at only 3.6 million for Kelsy against the cap. And it may not even be that much depending on whether they could get him to re-structure.
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    From what little i found on him;

    He was an all state LB in highschool. :rolleyes:
    Ran a 4.72 - 40 :eek:
    Has played TE, and basketball :cool:
    is married :eek:

    Im gonna have to just say no on this one. Lets keep the draft pick
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