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    From Twitter:

    I'm now hearing it's going to be a wild day at tight end for the Pats. Stay tuned for details.

    At least one Pats trade at tight end -- David Thomas goes to New Orleans for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick.

    http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter
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    Now that's an interesting one.
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    That is interesting...as he was the one I thought was versatile..and would stay....THAT leaves an open spot for sure for a TE...with Watson, Smith and Baker...NIT a great situation.
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    I wish they would have gotten rid of smith instead
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    New York Giants traded tight end Michael Matthews to the Patriots for a conditional 2011 draft pick.

    Schefter again.
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    Hmmm, Thomas was supposed to be the FB, yeah? Who is now, with Hochstein gone too?
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    Totally 100% agree. I thought for sure Thomas had done enough in camp to stick. Even as the FB option, the toughness... Maybe they're just trading him BEFORE he gets hurt (which, unfortunately, he will).

    Wow, then we PICK up a TE all of a sudden ? This offseason has been WILD. Expect the unexpected. We gonna trade Brady for a 2011 pick and go Hoyer solo ? Let's get crazy !
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    2011 that long time for the comp...
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    Matthews is a pure blocking TE, yeah? Good, we could use one of those. I'm liking that swap.
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    Garrett Mills was cut by the Vikings .................. he's H-Back capable.
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    Why 2011 and not 2010? Drafting all these TE over the years was such a waste. I rather of seen LB and DB used with those picks.
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    Matthews was reportedly going to be one of the Giants cuts, so the 2011 conditional surely can't be more than a 7th.

    Interestinger and interestinger.
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    Awesome, so our LB corps is likely cemented as Watson, Baker, Matthews. Great mix of talent, IMO. I know a lot of people here wanted Watson gone, but I still don't get why. He's a good TE, and I'm glad we kept him.

    Reading a bit on Matthews- apparently he's known as an outstanding run blocker. I'm excited, we haven't had one of them since Daniel Graham left.
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    The Official Website of Michael Matthews

    FWIW, an interesting recap of his career thus far.

    "He illustrated his tremendous versatility by playing the "move tight end", H-Back, and the Double Tight End positions".

    So a mix of David Thomas from this year, and Daniel Graham from previous years. Surely would be nice.
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    He's seriously going to have to change the music on that page. Warning: about 10 seconds in it cuts to the announcers celebrating the Giants' SB victory over the Pats.
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    Ughhh....I was expecting big things from Thomas this year. Wish we traded Watson instead.
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    I mentioned this in another thread...BB doesn't want anymore draft choices for 2010.We're keeping a boatload this year,as it is.

    Mark my words.....he's going to pkg picks to only draft 3 or 4 picks next year.Besides 2010 is liable to be an uncapped year.
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    Alex Smith will be/has been released per Schefter's twitter
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    Odd that Reiss and Rapp BOTH have him listed as Michael Mitchell....lol
    As an update Reiss corrected it AND made a note of it...of course!!
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    I'm a little surprised Thomas was traded instead of Watson.
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    Alex Smith real suck beinng a Pat...looking forward for the season
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    Head is swimming working all this out in my head. The beer does not help.
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    Me too... this might work out really well.....
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    Watson barely played in the preseason so he wasn't "showcased" to any teams whereas Thomas has and played well.

    Plus if Watson has a somewhat decent year a team could take a flier on him as a FA and if it's a big enough contract the Pats get a comp pick the next year barring them signing any big FA's.

    that's my take at least on why the shipped out Thomas vs Watson who I wold of rather seen go myself as well.
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    Didn't see that coming - I was expecting both Thomas and Watson on the team.

    I've got no idea how good Mitchell is - but as far as Thomas, while he looked a lot better at times the coaches know much more than we do, and see much more (a la Matt Cassel) so none of us are going to question the move.
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    Heres a clue He cant catch or block and hes turn over and injury prone, and had the nerve to hold out his rookie year, besides that hes super
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    That's just stupid, he's not got great hands but he has decent hands and great athleticism for the position. The ONLY reason they may have moved on is that this is the last year of his contract; aside from that he clearly should be on the team and playing a decent amount.
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    i was expecting good things with thomas..one yr he is stuck on the teamwith no WR's next he get injured and now traded.
    never quite can understand what BB thinks. he overhauls his drafted players in 2-3 yrs a lot...
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    Patriots receiverd a 7th rounder for Thomas per Reiss twitter.
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