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  1. moosekill

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    You are mixing two points. Bill does move on but not now. Once the season starts he plays with what he has. Now he is searching every avenue to make the team better.
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    The prevailing opinion on NFL Radio last week was that JP does not want to be the "face of a franchise", nor does he want to be in the spotlight. Perhaps New England is not the place for him if that is the case. It could also contribute to why this story seems to have little legs.

    It wouldn't surprise me if Peppers saw how interested the Patriots were and then realized the pressures of playing in this market and indicated that he is less than thrilled about what playing in NE entails. Carolina is a much friendlier place than New England when it comes to coddling their superstars.
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    I think Dallas did this when they got Galloway from Seattle. BB

    would have to lose all his marbles to do this.
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    Don't think it will happen..but MO is right on this one...really tie to move on...I really think this ship was a non starter...BUT always love the surprises that happen...
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    #12 Jersey

    To me the longshot of signing Peppers and getting him under the cap not only revolves around moving some cap space about but also the question of if the Patriots FO sees this years draft as a talent laden bunch of OLBs or DEs

    If the FO thinks the draft is strong in those areas on defense then there is NO chance to Peppers signing here,If they feel OLBs and DEs in the draft are not looking so great and no real true can't lose talent is out there,then there remains a longshot chance to sign Pep IMO
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    "At this point, with the draft picks and CAP space he's going to eat up, I would rather keep our picks and develop a young edge rusher and keep our 4 day one picks. He can stay where he is."


    I agree with you on this. Lets develop a few younger guys on defense.
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    all you peppers haters will be first in line to buy his jersey when he's traded over here this week.
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    Will you eat 1000 snickers bar's in a day if he doesn't get traded?
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    #95 Jersey

    My ex-wife could
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    I'm sorry. At least it's your EX-wife.
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    #95 Jersey

    Thanks I traded her in for a newer more compact model
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    That is classically hilarious.:eat2:
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    Ordway on WEEI yesterday seemed to be taking the "I know something but I can't say it" approach to Peppers yesterday.

    Of course, this guy is about as connected as the broken TV that I keep down in a box in my basement...
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    lol, that's pretty funny:D
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    Just the way BB likes it.
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    You're right, but BB has stated many times that he wants nothing to do with the agent. He wants to deal with Carolina strictly.
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    Bill is on record saying a lot of stuff that we know isn't true. He says what he has to say but there's no doubt in my mind that if there is a deal that gets done contact has already been made with the agent.

    If he says that they've been in contact with the agent then the Panthers might think that we have a verbal contract agreement in place on the side with the agent and are just having the player continue in refusing to sign his tender until the last moment to screw Carolina over as much as possible capwise before we meet their trade demands.
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    Could you expand on what Ordway said?
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    So now Bill's a liar... Bill may evade questions he doesn't want to answer. This wasn't one of them. The players agent acknowledged the same thing later that day. There had been no contact between the NEP and himself or his player.

    We would be well within our rights under the CBA to have a deal in place with Peppers. In fact we'd have to to pull a trade off since we can't fit his tag under our cap. The simple fact is Carolina doesn't want to trade him and unless someone makes them an offer they can't refuse, like two firsts, and even then only if Peppers states he will not report (which his agent actually said weeks ago he will...) they aren't going to trade him away for useless cap space and picks that can't remotely replace him.
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