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    Per the Washington Post.

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    Maybe we're sending a message to Leigh Bodden that he's not the only option in town.

    I would much rather have Bodden if at all reasonable than a 33 year old Springs. Bodden's agent reported that things went "very well" with the Pats, so my guess is that there's strong mutual interest, just disagreement about the $$. If the Pats come up with some alternatives and no one throws big money at Bodden, I think he will come back to the table in a day or two.
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    The 33 year old player is much more apt to accept what the Patriots

    can offer. The Patriots and Bodden might be 4 million dollars per year apart.
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    I think it was this year. But, I remember a game where they put him on TO. Jammed him at line of scrimmage all day. Beat the Cowboys in Dallas. I'd like to see us get back to a little more press coverage. And, he might allow us to do that.
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    I wonder with the new found cap space, maybe we can get Springs AND Bodden
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    Why do we need Springs? I would much rather see us bring in a draft pick. A Smith of Wake or Burnett of UCF on day 2.
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    oh, i'm sure we will--but alot of times it takes a yr or 2 for them to start to reach potential

    so, even though we'll probably take a couple-few DB's overall in the draft, we still need to bring in a Bodden, or a Springs, or a McFadden
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    Maybe yesterday they told Boddens agent to come back tommorow......Today.
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    FYI-Jerry Jones is showing interest in him down here in VR. We just traded Anthony Henry(whom we were going to cut anyways) to Detroit for Jon Kitna. So all of a sudden, again, with Pacman and now Henry gone(and SS Roy likely on his way out), DB is all of a sudden a glaring weakness on our team.
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    Why on earth are we going after 34 year old CB? I thought we were going to build a team with some youth and speed.. Springs brings neither..

    after the 02-03 season we upgraded our speed and punch up the middle.. I think we need to go that route again.. Springs does little for me.. And i'm pretty sure he has nothing left in the tank.
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    He's obviously a depth option, or the backup plan to bodden not working.
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    If recent history has shown us anything, it's that BB believes that average, run of the mill CBs can succeed if a consistent pass rush is present. He believes in paying and drafting D-linemen ahead of corners at every turn. A 34 year old Springs who can be had for relatively light dough is right up his alley.
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    Bodden likely wants the going rate, app. $ 7 mill/per. If so, no thanks. Springs, if at reasonable money, would be a solid addition on the short term.

    This DB cost only increases the value of drafting DB's and controlling them via the rookie contract.
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    Springs apparently on his way to visit Dallas for a look.
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    Pats may sign both Springs and Bodden

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL

    sounds good to me; solid benefit from the cassel/ vrabel trade
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    Re: Pats may sign both springs and bodden

    **Springs I don't get - dude could be Deltha O'Neil's grandfather... ;)
    Bodden is probably good, but we won't pay him top corner money, even with the cap room.

    But maybe we're still thinking "vet-cough-jag" corners are the way to go. But that pass rush better get it's sh!t together.

    This bit of the article should have been included in the post, dude...

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    Re: Pats may sign both springs and bodden

    +1

    Springs has not been good for a couple of years.. Enough of this grandfather crap in the secondary.. Harrison was a step slower last year, God knows how slow he is now..
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