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Leon Washington: 1 yr, $1.2M

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  1. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    rent-a-returner....allows the pats to hold onto demps for a year to seek career counseling

    also, given the opportunity, he can do what woodhead did......he rotted on the seattle offense for no good reason
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    cheap deal for an impact returner. what's not to like?
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    That 1.2m over 1 year was almost the difference between signing Welker and not signing Welker.


    Seems more and more like the Welker thing was done out of principle
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    Bollocks.

    The Welker "thing" was done because his camp spent all off-season thinking they could get 3/$24. The Patriots asserted that it was more like 2/$10.

    They were far apart. The Patriots wanted Welker. But knew they needed a back-up plan. If they couldn't broker a deal all off-season; then how much longer would it take once Free Agency actually started?

    So, once free agency started, the Patriots knew they could spend time waiting for Welker to realize his actual value (all the while losing time w/ other free agents!). Or? They had to sign Amendola -- who knew his value -- before another team took him away.

    By the time Welker got an actual offer from Denver (much lower than expected!), and asked NE to match; we were on *day 2* of free agency and NE had already signed Amendola. That role was filled.
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    Exactly. The principle being that the Patriots do not pay above market or more years than the market requires for older players. Nothing wrong with that.

    When you woke up this morning the Patriots are younger and faster than a year ago.
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    Dear MrNathanDrake,

    Welker's agent had the legal tampering period to find out WRs and slot receivers get paid differently. The Broncos 2 for 12 and the Patriots 2 for 10 are in the neighborhood of what he could realistically get. The agent had time to find out his 3 for 24 was not in that neighborhood.

    Yet morons blame the Patriots when the blame goes to his agent, who he should fire for incompetence (or incontinence :)).

    Sorry, this thread returns to the signing of a returner.
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