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  1. Rob0729

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    Patriots close with Adalius Thomas
    Friday Mar 2nd, 2007

    The New England Patriots are very close to signing Ravens OLB Adalius Thomas, the deal could still be announced today. While not completed the number will be basically be $7.5 million per year and $17 million guaranteed. The 49ers are the only real compeition at this point, but the Patriots have his ear and shortly probably his signature to go with it

    http://www.pfinsider.net/Content/Patriots-close-with-Adalius-Thomas.php
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Hopefully if true, they get him to sign before he finds out what Clements got.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    :rocker: no words needed
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    :eek:

    And some people call this time period the "offseason"...
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Git 'er done.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Thomas making less than Asante. :eek:

    Man, I can't believe how easy this whole thing has been. :eat3:
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    LOL, no shyt. I hope they got him in a bunker with no TV, radio, internet or cell reception.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    toooooooooooooooooooo goooooooddd to be true. It aint over till the fat lady sings.
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    Man don't do that to me. My heart just did Flip Flops.:eek:
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    the opportunity to play for a guaranteed SB contender has to be worth something, once you are making multi millions a year.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Losing the AFCC game may have been a blessing in disguise. BB coaching the Pro-Bowl allowed the players to see the real BB and not the media persona. I think that will help in the future when recruiting players. It may have already helped with Thomas, we'll see.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    That's easy for you to say. You haven't been in the room. How many pounds of sweat has BB lost today. :D
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    If the deal gets done, what an offseason so far! Then re-sign Asante and grab some LB's in the draft (Hopefully Patrick Willis), that would be TIGHT.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    :horn: :eat2: I'll toast to that brother!
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Amen :agree:
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Sounds great.

    Let's hope this isn't the high point of the offseason.

    I would be delighted with a day gaining a starting OLB while losing a starting TE.

    The ripple effect of a Thomas deal on the defense would be terrific. Get Vrabel and Colvin in a three-man OLB rotation. Hopefully they can find a new ILB as well, in Edwards, Napolean Harris, Peter Sirmon, or a draftee like Beason or Harris. Then it could be back to the days of Vrabel-Bruschi-Johnson-Phifer-McGinest.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    A-frickin-men to that:agree:
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Thomas can be both OLB & ILB, just like Vrabel. The options are limitless.

    And we might replace one great blocking TE (Graham) with another (K. Brady).
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    Tomasssssssssssssse
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    He'd be a great addition to the team, but I'm not counting on it being true until I see it reported as a done deal on AP, Reuters, or ESPN. Too many qualifiers are in the above paragraph, words such as "very close, "while not completed," and "probably," and there's no attribution to a source.

    For all we know, the report could be planted to get another team into the bidding or to get the 49ers to increase their offer. I'm not saying that's the case, but I am taking a wait-and-see attitude.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    I think Thomas actually starts at ILB (or, less likely, Vrabel).

    There's no way they're paying this type of money to either of the three to be part-time players.

    They'll add depth to the OLB position through the draft, as well as ILB (DeOssie?)
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    So presumably he has been in New England today?
    We didn't get any official sightings before this.
    Reiss isn't camped out at the airport?
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Oh my god. Wow wow wow wow wow. This might send a message to the league we are pissed about the way we ended the season, and we are going to take it out on everybody we face this year.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    When Colvin was signed, the Pats had McGinest and Vrabel outside and Bruschi, Phifer, and Johnson inside. They paid big money for a sixth starting linebacker. At that time, McGinest was the third highest-paid player on the team (behind Law and Brady) and Vrabel and Bruschi were in the top five or ten.
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    IMO, Vrabel and Thomas combine to be 3 LBs in a way as they can both play inside or out...I don't know if that makes sense on paper, but it does in my head.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    The differences being:

    (A) Bruschi isn't the same player he was in 2004.

    and

    (B) Mays and Alexander are NOT Phifer and Johnson.

    If the Pats sign a Donnie Edwards or Harris, then sure, Thomas will rotate outside. But they aren't going to start Alexander inside and have Thomas or Colvin or Vrabel on the bench.
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    Thomas, Colvin and Vrabel will all be starters and every down players, no doubt. But can't you see BB swapping Vrabel and Thomas around based on the down/situation/just to f**k with the other team?
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    Re: Pats, Thomas deal almost done for $7.5 m a year?

    It would be sort of appropriate to sign of the jewel of the NFL offseason on the night the jewel of the MLB offseason makes his debut.
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    I had a feeling we would make a big splash this offseason and here it is, the best player on the market is now playing in Foxboro!!!
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