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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

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    Assuming there is no cap, would it be easier to send Adailus Thomas to oh I dont know ,maybee Oakland:D, then rather cut him and have him sign with the jets.. Im not sure of the cost was just curious to see if it would be eaiser... Thanks..
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    Send him to Cleveland for Josh Cribbs - disgruntled player for disgruntled player.
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    The cost to the patriots is the same, cap or no cap.
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    he wouldn't help the jets given who they already have

    if you're going to have dead money, 2010 would be the year to have it
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    If he's traded, the team to whom he's traded assumes his contract, which calls for salaries of $4.9M in 2010 and $5.9M in 2011, according to Miguel. I doubt any team would want to pay him that kind of money. They would probably want to re-do this contract, which then begs the question of why they would trade for him in the first place. About the only benefit to trading for him would be that his new team would have exclusive rights to renegotiate his contract, but given the fact that tampering is all but legal, that really is not much of a benefit.
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    Right, but said cost does not inhibit signing other players under no cap.
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    There might be a team that Thomas wants to play for.
    Thomas might beworth $5M a year to a team with lots of cash and cap (like KC last year).
    We could get a 5th or a 6th.

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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    There's a provision in an uncapped year that says any dead money gets spread out over succeeding years so that teams don't do salary cap dumps in an uncapped year.
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    $5 million for a good starting OLB is not much money when you look at the NFL salary structures. I would say he's got 4th rounder value at that contract.

    The Patriots would get rid of him simply because of his locker room antics.
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    To be clear, Thomas is being moved because the team deosn't want him on the team, not because Thomas can't be a valuable OLB. Some would think that the patriots need an OLB.
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    Thomas has to go even if he has to be released with no

    compensation. He is too disruptive to be retained.
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    IMO no one wants AD . I mean with a trade. A 6th as most with the Broncos, Chiefs or something like that
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    Re: If there is no cap , would it be better to trade Thomas..

    What a great deal for the chiefs! They give up a sixth and if he doesn't seem to fit in after the preseason, they cut him. I suspect that he is a better prospect than anyone else they could get for a 6th.

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    Here is a trade that would have all the naysayers disrespecting BB shut the heck up. Pretty crazy but here it goes Adalius Thomas and a third this year for Julius Peppers and a 6th back. It's a win win both players have a new start Carolina gets some pass rush back. Gains a pick high enough to find a decent to good player The patriots find their elephant. I don't think BB is gonna switch his scheme when he had the players it was a force. It's not that other teams hav just caught on alot of it is personel. I would also pry kirk Morrison out of Oakland, draft Carlos dunlap and Austin lane, if that doesn't work to generate a great d of course retaining wilfork nothing will.

    Christopher Patriot
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    Peppers is a free agent. You can't trade for a free agent. I don't know why you would want to, anyway.
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    Ok I was under the Impressiom carolina had the right to franchise him again. Ok then
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    They can, but it would have to be at 110% of his last tender, or close to $20M. If he signs that it's guaranteed.
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    They had him this season and the need remained. They can't pay a guy the rate they'd pay an impact player and leader when he isn't remotely that. Particularly not when he has reportedly been a disruptive force at worst and not a positive force at best in a locker room on a team searching for it's identity in the throws of a leadership void.

    This dynamic may even impact any ability to deal with Wilfork. Because for all his talent, which is immense, he doesn't project as the kind of leader they are in need of. Vince is a magnetic, jovial, charming guy who draws others two him. Everybody loves big Vince. Unfortunately what we need leading that defense are some big, angry, driven guys who take it seriously and personally and scare the crap out of immature rookies and even give ****y FA's pause because they won't tolerate attitudes or excuses or intermittent effort impacting their chances of winning. I know some here think that should be on the coaches, but it never truly is. Players won't respond to leadership consistently unless they experience it being reinforced by their peers.
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    If we got something for him I would be shocked, but pleasantly so. He doesn't make plays, and he's a complainer, a whiner, and a bit of a head case. He must go. He's not a team player, and again doesn't make plays IMHO.
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    Sure, get rid of one of the best NT tackle in the league that always plays at 100% and always demands a double-team. And why should we do this? Because our defensive coaches can't get enough play out of the their young players. I'm not buying. If the coaches can't coach up rookie, fire the coaches!

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