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?