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Did we just use the poison pill?

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  1. PATRIOTS-80

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    we must have had to.

    http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10033511
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    there's no way we paid 5 million bucks a year for Welker. plus its a 7 year deal. There's gotta to be phony years.
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    There almost has to be a couple of phony years on the back end of that deal. Welker might actually be worth 5 million a year, but there is no way the Pats would have to pay that much.
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    all i can say is the pats just destroyed the myth they are cheap.

    i think they have to be the overwhelming favorite for the superbowl
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    If we are going to blow a second round pick on him, I guess the money isn't all that incredible.

    *sighs
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    I wonder what the poison clause is? :D
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    no I don't think we are actually paying that. There are phony years in there, and there is a clause in there that says if the Dolphins match, those phony years become guaranteed.
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    I hope they didn't use a poison pill and I hope they didn't offer him 38 million.


    Poison pills suck.
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    Ugh, please tell me it not true.

    Keep the pick and sign Stallworth for the same amount. :bricks:
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    Not only would the money be absurd, I also think it's silly to give a 2nd round pick to Miami for Welker, considering the WR position is pretty deep this year in the draft. There are likely going to be several WRs at around our 2nd round pick who should be just as good as Welker, for much less money, and without letting a divisional rival have another day 1 pick. That would be just absurd. I really hope that's not true.
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    they could still trade down and draft a wr. the best thing is the pats finally have a legit game breaker punt returner.
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    #12 Jersey

    I must have logged into Redskins.com for Wes Welker to get getting that offer.
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    this is the new nfl. the cap is going to only go up. we'd be complaining if they didn't spend the money.
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    Even if the back two years are worth something insane, like 9 million a piece, he would still get 20.5 over the first 5. Thats over 4 mill a year. Even if the back 3 years are worth a ton that he never expects to get paid, say 7.5 mill a year, he would still get around 4 mill the first 4 years.


    This is Stallworth caliber money, and he is a far better player. Far better. Add in the second round pick.

    Well, BB is smarter than I am. He makes mistakes like the rest of us though. I hope this is one of those times were he is smarter than I.
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    The Welker money and the pick is inevitably going to be compared to Branch + pick. I trust the Patriots didn't lose their minds on this one.

    This is some kind of weird poison pill to be sure. It can't be otherwise. That's too much money.

    I mean, what are you going to tell Asante?
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    Ummm....Dennis Northcutt?! The guy was FOURTH in the league, wouldn't need any compensation, and would be a LOT cheaper.
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    It has to be a poison pill with phony years and phony money on the end.
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    Welker is much younger. Plus he kicks FG. :D
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    Those dollars can't be right. Wes Welker is not worth that much.
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    of course it can't be, that the same amount of $$$$$ Adalius just signed for. :D

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