I know alot of people on this board are against signing players for more than what they are worth and insist that the pats do things the PATRIOT way. With that being said, why won't the pats give their own players any money? We all know Willie isn't asking for HUGE dollars, so why don't they re-sign him and let him retire a patriot. They would still have the option to bring in someone younger and utilize willie in different situations. It's not just willie though. It seems like whenever players perform, and then want to be paid for it, we send them packing. I just don't think that will make the pats look good to any free agents or draftees when trying to work out contract situations. I like the release of Brown though. That was a nice move. Would like to see Poole gone. But, we have enough room to sign Willie back and possibly AV, along with extending contracts to Branch and Seymour. Possible they are doing that now, who knows. I just think it seems like a slap in the face to alot of guys that come in a give their all for us, only to be given their walking papers when it is time to renegotiate. No knock on the orgaization. Just something to talk about. Also, I know there is alot of time left to get these things done. So I may just be jumping the gun.