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Does Clement's Deal Seal Asante's Fate

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    The bar is set for top end CBs in the league based on Clements in SF. I know there is funny money in the deal but 8 yrs 80M with what, 18M gauranteed.?

    Now with big names/contracts of Thomas, Seymour, Wilfork/Warren (hopefully being locked up ASAP for 4+ yrs), can you see another multimillion dollar contract on the BB/SP defense. The bench becomes that much thinner when you have 4 players making 5,6,7,8 million a year on defense. Do you think that Asante's agent has a handshake deal with the Pats about not being franchised again? Is this the last year for Samuel with the Patriots?
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    i think it's business and no handshakes. i think he plays for one year under the franchise and pats draft his replacement this yr.
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    Agree with this assessment. It is also one of the reasons I don't think the Pats trade down in this years draft. They know they need to draft a replacement for Asante and there is talent in the secondary in the bottom third of the draft. Would not be surprising to see S/CB instead of LB just for the idea of this being Asante's last Patriot year.
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    Why can't they just franchise him again? (Other than the fact Asante will hate the organization for it because it defers his life retirement contract payday)
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    It depends on if we draft CB in round one.
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    i doubt samuel expects an $80 mil deal b/c a player did. Champ is highest paid but i dont think its $80 mil but has more per year. If Samuel gets another solid year he definatley gets top 3 money
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    Nate Clements makes less than $1 million a year less than Tom Brady.

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
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    This is Asante's last year with the Patriots. I think that's pretty clear. I expect him to perform well, and then someone will offer him $8 million per next season. The Patriots are not going to offer him that much with Warren and Wilfork coming up.

    Speaking of Warren, when are they going to do his deal? August?
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    Poor Asante, doomed to be a multi-millionaire. Oh, cruel fate.
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    At that salary level, if you want to be a Pat, you have to take below-market money. (Well, Seymour got market money, but he got it in about the worst possible year, so the extension was below-market before it started paying him.)

    Asante seems unlikely to do that, so unfortunately he seems likely to be gone soon.
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    Believe the franchise tag salary goes up 20% for a player the second year in a row. Agree with previous posts that the Pats will look to draft a CB this year and hope that Asante is able to reproduce his career year 2006 in 2007.

    Asante is gone in 2008.

    They really have two drafts and one remaining FA season to find his replacement.
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    If the Pats really want to move up in the draft he could be gone sooner as trade bait. Something to consider anyway.
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    You are right this is business,nothing more....I will miss Asante....
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    Being a multi-millionaire could be a curse, if he gets carried away. Look at Pacman Jones, throwing his money (for visual effects?) worth 80 grand to showgirls. I believe being franchised could be a blessing in disguise for Asante. He gets guaranteed 7.8 M and yet there is still a goal and a challenge in front of him so that he does not lose his focus. Being young, he really needs to maintain the effort so he can really reach the level of Champ or even exceed it. Hope he does not relax or worse, regress. Go Pats:rocker:
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    For his sake we can only hope.

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