Much to the surprise of many fans, the Patriots have reduced payroll, according to Miguel's figures, by $6.4 million dollars, in an uncapped year. ( $127.8 to $121.4 million dollars ). Many had speculated that after not signing any impact free agents during the 2009 offseason, and with having the "Final 8" free agent advantage over teams such as the Colts and Jets, that the Pats would take advantage of the uncapped 2010 season. Further, many had speculated that the Patriots were saving their money for significant free agent signings during June 4th cuts and season ending releases. That might now appear unlikely as well. Perhaps the money is being saved to apply to Brady's soon to be announced contract.