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    Free Agency For New England May Involve Defensive Tackles
    By: Steve Balestrieri

    And yet many people scarcely remember Anthony Pleasant, Bobby Hamilton and Keith Traylor, and Ted Washington....

     
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    Desmond Bryant makes a lot of sense. I hope it happens.
     
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    Bryant would be an excellent signing. He's not Red, but would still be a nice addition next to Vince.
     
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    Jonathan Fanene...I hear he's fantastic:D
     
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    Desmond Bryant. This guy could be a big time FA bargain. Doubt he'll go for too much.
     
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    Chris Price seems to think Mike DeVito is a possibility.
     
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    The Red Bryant contract falling apart last moment and Fanene bust is really killing us. Instead of being set at another position we're stuck scrambling to fix it. It's a pretty massive hole next to Wilfork and heaven forbid Wilfork gets hurt.

    Also goes with Reggie Wayne who was 50-50 between us and the Colts. Him and Lloyd with Edelman as depth and the #3.

    We would likely have ~12 million in cap space for FA (as opposed to ~18) and our only needs would be bringing Talib back and getting a better than horrible safety to replace Gregory.

    Red/Reggie are almost as painful what-ifs as Chad Jackson+Laurence Maroney / MJD+Greg Jennings. Switch those and we are looking at a dynasty (not that we weren't close anyways).


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    If the Pats had signed Red Bryant and Reggie Wayne, then they would have had to cut players to get under the cap last year, and they'd have about $3M of cap room after Bryant, Wayne, and rookies (and minus Fanene).

    Also, Bryant isn't a DT. They've tried him there, and he doesn't have the leverage to do it. He's a 3-4 DE or a big 4-3 LE. And the Seahawks fans that I've read from say he wasn't even that good, especially in the playoff games.
     

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