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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    We've had the draft. We're about 2 week into free agency. Let's summarize.

    FREE AGENCY PHASE ONE - RE-SIGN OF EXTEND OUR OWN - CHECK!!
    Mankins
    Light
    Green-Elllis
    White
    G. Warren
    Faulk
    Morris
    McGowan
    ===========================
    PHASE TWO - THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS - SOME QUICK HELP CHECK!!
    wide receiver help - Ochocinco
    front seven help - Haynsworth, Ellis, A. Carter, Anderson
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    CURRENT SITUATION
    $11.5M under the cap, not counting Mankins restructure!
    We still could use additional front seven and OL help.
     
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    farn 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I might be mistaken, but hasn't McGowan been released ?

    I agree with your assessment of signing our own - especially in a season where (1) there is limited time and (2) the team is among the favorites to achieve.

    To me, the key ones were Light and Mankins. Light came back at limited years and sane money. Some say he may be overrated and whatnot, but I value his play and I think 2010 was more than a solid year for him. As for Mankins : upon his arrival last year, everything changed. Worth the cash.
     
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    These aren't random acts, but rather part of a well-executed plan - despite the dire sounds of alarm from some of the folks here.

    Kraft credits pre-lockout planning for signings | Tom E. Curran | CSNNE

     
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    Mg...please stop perpetuating the faulty cap space baloney. It's been debunked and I'm sure once he gets a minute Miguel will be updating his earlier guesstimate based on new information.
     
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    Last time I checked McGowan was released. If we are significately under cap that much GREAT JOB! How is our Safety/Free Players? Should we look into Safety area now on D?
     
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    In retrospect, I think a lot of us pictured the free agency period featuring a bunch of headless chickens for front offices running amok while the better front offices kept their composure once free agency kicked off and remain relatively quiet. The way it transpired, however, included us making one of the bigger splashes (via trades and not FA albeit) along with the Eagles, while the Jets did their best to retain their own.

    It seemed like most teams' goals were to retain their own while many were timid with free agency. Business as usual I suppose.
     
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