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  1. Sciz

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    Multiple reports that there will be a 72 hour window for a team to negotiate with their own free agents. Here are the Pats' free agents minus Shayne Graham for obvious reasons. Who gets resigned, how long, and how much? Who holds out to test the market?

    Fred Taylor -
    Kyle Arrington (ERFA) -
    Brandon McGowan -
    Kevin Faulk -
    Sammy Morris -
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis (RFA) -
    Jarrad Page -
    Tracy White -
    Quinn Ojinaka -
    Logan Mankins (franchise tag) -
    Matt Light -
    Gerard Warren -
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    Mankins, Arrington and BJGE are restricted, so nothing needs to happen.
    Light would be welcomed back. Those 3 days will probably tells us whether he wants to stay or seek money. If he wants to stay, I think he does, if he is OK with leaving, he will seek a bigger deal, and the Pats will allow him to.
    Faulk wont go anywhere else.
    None of the rest are guys that we would miss much.

    PS: Isnt Page restricted??
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    Other than Mankins and the restricted gang I don't see any of those players coming back.
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    White will be back, hopefully sooner rather than later.
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    White, McGowan, Page, Ojinaka, even Morris are all useful, but all highly replaceable. Although you probably named the one guy who is most better at his narrow role than whoever else would replace him.
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    Man, you guys see a lot less action than I do...

    Fred Taylor - Gone
    Kyle Arrington (ERFA) - Plays under tender
    Brandon McGowan - Gone
    Kevin Faulk - 1 yr contract for minimal salary
    Sammy Morris - Gone
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis (RFA) - Gets multi-year contract
    Jarrad Page - Gets 2-3 year contract
    Tracy White - Gets 1-2 year contract
    Quinn Ojinaka - Possibly back
    Logan Mankins (franchise tag) - Could be resigned long term (would free up ~$5M in cap space)
    Matt Light - Gone
    Gerard Warren - Gets 1 year contract

    Faulk and Warren are my picks for first moves after the lockout is lifted, but work could be done with Page, White, Mankins, Green-Ellis, Arrington, and Ojinaka as well and it wouldn't surprise me.
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    Page would have been a RFA under the 2010 rules since he's got 5 accrued years. However, under the new CBA, he'll be a UFA.
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    Page - Had only 12 tackles. I don't see the Pats re-signing him going forward. Not for the kind of money he's going to want.

    White - I'd love to see him re-signed. He may chose to wait until the start of free agency before making his decision

    Light - Has already said he's going to test the free agency waters

    Ojinnaka - The Pats may re-sign him to a one year deal, but it won't be for a lot unless they feel he can be more effective than Ohrnberger or Connolly inside

    Warren - I think that the Pats would love to bring Warren back. The problem is that the the LDE position is already deep with Ty Warren and Ron Brace there. LDE was Gerrard Warren's best position for the Pats.

    Mankins - I'd love to see the Pats sign Mankins to a long term deal. Unless things have been patched up between them, I see Mankins shopping his services and there are likely teams who are going to have to spend money that would be willing to add an All-Pro Guard.
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    I pretty much agree except for the slight possability that we could trade/cut sanders (saving us 2 mil on the cap) and sign page if we think he is better. I also would put Faulk into the gone catagory of the tedi bruschi retirement in camp.
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    I hope White stays. He was superb in ST last year.
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