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  1. BPF

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    Deal is for 4 yrs and $7.5 mil
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-sings

    i didn't know mike wright sings. :D
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-sings

    Good deal.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-sings

    Good the first time he was way off key
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-sings

    Wonderful. I really like Mike Wright. This wil complete the veteran FA portion of the offseason restocking.Money si goen. No Taylor

    The D_Line depth stays very good at 6 players for three positions. It still leaves one DL position open for Titus, or for Ron Brace in the third round, at true NT reserve...
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    Very reasonable deal.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    Great news, that takes a lot of the pressure off for depth in 2010.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    Here is the link:

    LINK

    He can earn up to another $10M with escalators. A good deal all around, as he is a valuable, versatile guy depth guy who also contributes on ST.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    Agreed. Now we have at least the following DL sitaution for 2010

    Warren signed
    Wright signed
    Wilfork could be franchised in 2010 and 2011
    Smith RFA in 2010, could tendered for $2M if necessary
    Seymour could be franchised if the season is uncapped
    Green ????

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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-sings

    Yeah, BB & Weis gave him lessons.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    I don't think Wright is worth nearly 2M a year. But no doubt someone will challenge me on this saying that Belichick is smart (I know he is) and what do I know etc etc etc.

    Every time I've seen him play, he is sub-par against the run.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    I'll second that. Seems like too much money for a backup player who barely performs adequately.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    No, $5 million a year for a backup in Jarvis Green is too much money.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    I disagree that this deal overpays Wright. He's come on as a pretty good pass rusher the past 2 years. You can't have too much DL depth, especially in the 3-4 given there are few viable alternatives.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs


    I disagree. $2M is 1.6% of the Pats cap allotment. If you split the Pats cap number equally among 53 guys, each would average taking up $2.4M in cap space, so you could argue he is being paid as a below average player, unless he exceeds expectation and hits his escalators.

    So, clearly, the guy is being paid as a backup player. I would argue he is a very good backup because he can back up all 3 positions on the DL and contribute on ST. Could he be sturdier against the run? Maybe, but I think he has played very well when asked and considering his versatility, contributions on ST and cost he is a great signing as a role player.

    As a bonus, with 4 years in the system he knows what he is doing. If you had to bring someone in to replace him that player would likely take some time to learn the system and get accustomed to the players around him.

    I think this is exactly the kind of signing that makes the Pats a great team. A versatile depth player that fills multiple roles at a low cost. That separates them from a lot of teams who have depth guys who are minimum-level rookies because they don't spread the wealth throughout their roster.
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    Everyone seems to want players for vet minimum one year contracts. To me Wright is a valuable backup at all the DL positions at a likely cap hit of about $1.4M increasing at $.3M per year. I have guessed at an initial $1M salary and a $1.6M bonus.
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    These are the great signings people whine about until Big Vince misses a game with a bum knee or something.

    Glad to see it's a long deal with high value vs. cost.
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    With Green in the last year of his contract, you're looking at Wright as the probably #1 backup to at least 2 DL positions for 2010. I'm all for plugging in a reliable long-term piece in that key position for less than $2 million/year.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Mike Wright re-signs

    Exactly Wright !!


    Quality, experienced, solid DEPTH at a reasonable price - :rocker:
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    Mike "if I am not wrong I am" Wright :D


    Very nice signing...He is a very good special teamer and a good pass rusher from the DT position and a good back up for the end positions. Gives you a little security with some of the FAs next year. And you pay him for his production thru the escalators cant really complain with that.
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    I agree, great price for player that knows the system and contributes on mulitiple levels.
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    Given Haynesworth's contract setting the bar for elite D-Linemen, this signing gives the Pats maybe a bit more leaverage in negotiating with Vince and/or Seymour (as in, nobody's irreplaceable.)
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    Anything more than the Vet minimum is way too much in my opinion. This guy is absolute garbage. I have no idea why anybody cared if we resigned him, and why anybody is happy he is getting almost $2mil/yr. Good for depth??? He gets no pressure on the qb, and when he has to play for more than a few plays, teams run right at him with great success. I can't even give this guy the title of JAG. He is well below that.
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    Got a duck lodged in your rectum again?
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    This is ridiculous. They are paying way too much for this guy. He didn't even have 18 sacks last season. When are teams like the Patriots going to finally get the hang of the salary cap?


    Bring back Bobby Grier!
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    Do you really think Mike Wright is good value at $2mil/yr? What has he done to make think that? I'm just very nervous about our D going into this season. I get tired of the argument, "he knows our system", when it seems the D is becoming more and more void of playmakers, and we continue to resign guys that have done nothing (Sanders, Wright, Alexander). In watching every Pats game for as long as I can remember, it is becoming painfully obvious the D is lacking players that win one on one battles. What good is it when a player "knows the system", but can't beat the guy in front of him?
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    Before you get to questions like this, break down the salary cap.

    1.) How much is the cap this season? Remember to include the "penalty".

    2.) How much does the team feel it needs to keep free for mid-season replacements?

    3.) How many players with "big" numbers will either be let go or will restructure?

    4.) Now, how much does that leave?

    5.) Divide that by 53

    6.) You now have what should be the average salary.

    Feel free to go from there, but you're going to find that a $2 million dollar salary is below team average this year.
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    Teams need backups. Wright has started at all the DL positions, and is OK at all of them. His cap hit will be about $1.4M. Given the contract situations with Wilfork, Seymour and Green, this signing is really a no-brainer. He replaces Titus Adams on the roster and cost us $1M more of 2009 cap money.

    If we didn't re-sign Wirght, we'd be looking to draft a DE. Such a player would be unlikely to be much use in 2009, and MAYBE could equal Wright in 2010.

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    You're entitled to your opinion, but in my opinion, your evaluation of Wright is absolute garbage.
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    I completely understand your point, but my point is guys like Mike Wright shouldn't just be paid slightly below the team avg. If there ever was a guy that should be paid Vet Min, he seems like the guy. I'll ask again, what has he done to make you think he should paid any more than the Vet Min.

    Like I said earlier, my worry is the Pats are becoming more and more void of playmakers. I just think overpaying for guys like that is hurting this D. As last year went on, I found myself literally expecting teams to convert on 3rd and long situations. That should never be the case. In my opinion, the reason for this is the lack of playmakers on D (particularly at OLB). I think overpaying for guys at the bottom of your roster can be just as detrimental as overpaying guys at the top. It seems the Pats are sacrificing top level talent on D for depth, and it really shows.
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