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The First Questions Of The Offseason

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  1. mgteich

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    There are many questions to be answered before free agency starts on March 5th

    1) Is there a salary cap for 2010?

    2) Who will we re-sign before free agency begins.

    3) Who will we tag?

    4) What levels will we tender the RFA's?
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    The answers to these questions will prepare us for March 5th when free agency Part I opens. We will then see who we sign between March 5th and the draft.
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    Then, and only then, will we have any idea of our draft needs.
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    Barring a miracle, (1) is no.
    Barring a new contract, the answer to (3) is probably Vince Wilfork.
    Barring new contracts, the answer for (4) is the highest-level for Mankins, and either a first-round tender or the highest tender for Gostkowski.
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    When do we know if there's a cap? March 5?
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    We certainly need to know before March 5th, the first day of free agency. My guess is that we know now.

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    But surely there is a specific date where the CBA has to be extended or we play 2010 uncapped? And it may well be the end of the NFL year?
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    #12 Jersey

    The answer to #1 appears to be "no". I really think the players made a tremendously weak choice for representation of their union. I see a huge labor crisis looming because of it.

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