I didn't think of this until today, I am not that smart so forgive me if this has been discussed. Looking at the cap situation for next year, I have already made these assumptions: - start the offseason with $12M - Moss signed, guess 3 years $16M (steal, absolute steal), about $4.5 M in year 1 - Stallworth cut, save $6.3~ - Washington cut, save $2.0 M~ This would leave the Pats with approximately ~ of cap space Colvin has a hit of 7,328,000 and there would be a charge of $1,828,000 if he was cut (savings of $5.5 M). I am not as down on Colvin as others but bitness is bitness. http://www.patscap.com/futureyears.html This would leave about $21.3M which is a ton of cash some of it could be used to sign Samuel. If Colvin is retained $14~ would be available making it difficult to sign Samuel. Does this all work in reality or is it a pipe dream?