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  1. R_T26

    R_T26 Banned

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    I don't think any of those guys hits the market or comes at a free agent price we consider a good value.

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    onegameatatime Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    There is only one year. This is the year.
    There is only one year. This is the year.
    There is only one year. This is the year.
    There is only one year. This is the year.
     
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    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

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    Draft another WR in low to mid rounds, maybe extend Gabriel if he looks good. Go with a core of Gabriel, Jackson, Caldwell + draft pick. I think that'll do nicely for a few more years.
     
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    rookBoston 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    What about Gabriel and Jackson? It's not like the cupboard is bare.
     
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    I agree. We need more value like Beisel, warfield, brown etc. Instead of paying for guys like Dillon, Harrison, and Colvin who never do anything.
     
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    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    i hope for Clements..he only signed a 1 yr deal after being franchised so its likely he hits FA
     
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    That's not what I meant. We got Dillon/Harrison/Colvin at fair value, because Dillon was unpopular in CINN, Harrison was released and was happy to sign, and Chicago did not actively pursue or trump the Pats' offer for Colvin.

    But for the guys coming out next year, I feel that their home teams will open their wallets to keep them, and that the Pats will have to OVERPAY if we want to sign any of those guys.


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    patsfan55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    here are some interesting guys
    you dont know who will stay with their current teams but its still worth a look

    wrs:
    drew bennet
    kevin curtis
    patrick crayton-restricted
    bobby engram (i really want this guy)
    dj hackett-rfa
    keenan mccardell
    shaun mcdonald
    samie parker-rfa
    willie ponder (could be good returner)
    travis taylor
    kelley washington (i wanted to draft him instead of bethel)
    ernest wilford-rfa

    lbs:
    lance briggs: 6'1" 240lbs
    na'il diggs: 6'4" 240lbs
    london fletcher-baker: 5'10" 245lbs (i would love to line this guy up next to bruschi on the inside)
    randall godfrey: 6'2" 245lbs
    adalius thomas: 6'2" 270lbs(has the weight willie has and could be a very good strongside guy in our system)

    cb:
    nate clements

    s:
    deon grant
    ken hamlin
    michael lewis
    john lynch
    tony parrish
     
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    Lets not forget that Colvin was one of the most expensive f/a signings that year...and despite the injury appears to have been worth it. But their was an article on NFL.com a couple of weeks ago that made a good point. It said that the pats are at their best when they pick up players who used to be good but were thought to be passed their prime, rather then picking up guys who were never good.
     

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