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Is Maroney a UFA or RFA after this season?

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  1. cupofjoe1962

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    I have read that Maroney is going to be a Free Agent after this season, but
    I cannot find if he will be a RFA or UFA.

    Anyone know?
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    He won't be much of anything if there isn't a new CBA.
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    This is Maroney's fifth year. Under this year's uncapped rule, he would be a RFA. Under the rules of the last CBA, he would be an UFA. It all depends if the new CBA will go back to the 4 year RFA rules or move to six years like it was this year.
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    He is actually going to be a DFA....."Dancing Free Agent"
    Sorry....couldnt help myself.....believe he will still be RFA......this is going to be his year now.....I am foreseeing a big year for lomo.....!!!!!!
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    Maroney is the Tony Allen of the Patriots. All physical potential. Some truly sparkling moments that puncuate a less than stellar career. Ultimately disappointing. The Pats brass will let him walk like Ainge let TA. Buh-Bye.

    I'd be willing to bet that the RB position gets the same attention in next years draft that the back eight of the Defense got in the last 2 drafts. They're going to devote at least 2 high picks (Rds 1-3) to that position. Kevin Faulk will need to groom his replacement. Taylor and Morris will be long gone. BJGE will be too, I'd bet. Time for a transfusion of young blood at RB.
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    Couldnt agree more. We could possibly have an entirely different RB core next season. Does that ever happen? Where literally every single RB on a team is new to the squad? That'll be bizarre if it happens. Probably wont. We're bound to keep one of two of these guys. Maybe Faulk or Green-Ellis comes back. But our running game is bound to look a whole lot different next season.
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    We do have Oakland's #1 next year.

    Who are the stud running backs projected to be coming out in 2011?
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    I know that would be a sexy pick, but I highly doubt BB uses a high 1st rounder on a RB. Maybe if the rest of the team was stacked, but as I see it now we have present and future openings on both lines, which is the safer option with high picks. We could potentially draft the next Seymour, or Light's replacement, or a Mayo-caliber OLB, all would be better uses of the pick than a RB, IMO.
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    If he has another inconsistent year then he will be a UFA in 2011

    Thats a

    Unemployed
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    :)
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    If the two sides do not reach an agreement on a new CBA, 2011 would be another uncapped year. The service time to become a free agent in 2011 would be five years, rather than the six years there was this year, or the four years there was in 2009 and prior. Of course, that may be a moot point as a lockout or strike would probably be more likely in the event there is not a new CBA by then.

    So the bottom line is that Maroney will be an unrestricted free agent in 2011 - as will Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk. BJGE would be a RFA.

    NFL.com news: Uncapped years would actually limit free agency
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    That should be interesting. Informative post too, thanks!
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    If/when a new CBA is agreed upon, Floyd Reese is going to be a busy man working on new contracts. Here is a list of players with contracts expiring after the 2010 season that would be unrestricted free agents in 2011:

    Tom Brady
    Randy Moss
    Matt Light
    Fred Taylor
    Laurence Maroney
    Kevin Faulk
    Sammy Morris
    Alge Crumpler
    Stephen Gostkowski
    Derrick Burgess
    Brandon McGowan
    Pierre Woods
    Torry Holt
    Damione Lewis
    Gerard Warren
    Eric Alexander
    David Patten
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    I do not believe Floyd Reese handles free agent contracts, but I could be wrong. He does handle the rookie deals though.
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    a compensation pick bonanza!!!!

    actually, half these guys may not be here when the season starts........alexander, warren, lewis, woods,mcgowan,burgess could all be sent packing.

    beyond that, you have 3 RB's who will simply be too old to consider a FA priority (taylor, faulk, morris)

    on that list, only brady, moss, ghostkowski, and light would be any kind of priority
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    :rofl: ... line of the day on that one Pats1 ... thanks for the chuckle.
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    if there is no CBA by next year there will be no football and we'll all have to find something else to watch I vote for Australin rules football. for the recrd they have a team in boston.
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    Not necessarily, unless I understand the situarion incorrectly. There could be a strike or there could be a lockout but AFAIK, barring action by the union or owners they could still play.
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    That's obviously a trick question. the correct answer is that he will be bagging groceries at your local walmart. ;-)
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    Let's not forget the WR position as well, our home run hitter, deep threat, Randy Moss will be gone, and it's a great year for tall deep threat receivers.
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    I still believe the RB by committee wastes roster spots. I'm still hoping we get Mark Ingram, and possibly one more talented new blood in 2011. I understand that the committee does average what the single back offense does in the NFL, but I would love it if our RB's accounted for just three roster spots.
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