February 21st is the last day to designate a franchise player. If the Pats tag Moss, it wipes out their cap space and starts in motion a lot of interconnected decisions. 1. Franchise Moss or come to agreement on a long term contract? 2. Restructure and extend Tom Brady? 3. Restructure and extend Colvin? Cut him? 4. Restructure Stallworth or cut him? 5. Restructure Washington or cut him? 6. Tender offer to Moore and Wright if any? 7. Apply Eckel's 2007 LTBE towards Moss' contract? 8. Re-sign Gaffney, Paxton, Gay, Mitchell, Samuel, Scott, Wilson, before their contracts expire? 9. Probably no action at this time on Brown, Bruschi, Izzo, and Seau. They may or may not retire. I don't expect the Pats to be major players in free agency this year due to lack of cap space. They will have to use their ingenuity to retain their own players. They may have to rely more on the draft this year.