Does anyone remember when the Pats signed Colvin in FA years ago? The reason I ask is I am trying to guage the interest of the PATS for certain FA's. Was there a lot of speculation before heading into FA that the Pats were interested in Colvin and then out of nowhere he signed with us. I seem to remember that the Harrison signing that year was a bit of a shocker. This year there has been media reports that the Pats are one of the potential 'players' for Adalius Thomas, Nick Harper. Do Belioli set off potential smokescreens so that other teams won't target particular FA's that the Pats are interested in? There has been absolutely no mention of the Pats potentially pursuing: Clements, K. Curtis, etc.