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Who is going free agent for linebackers this year?

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    patsfan135 Rookie

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    Who is going to be going free agent for linebackers this year? I only know of one karlos dansby and we need a young fast linebacker, do you guys know of any?
     
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    Lance Briggs?
     
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    ... that we can afford.
     
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    sieglo In the Starting Line-Up

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    Is this Colvin's last year?
     
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    no...but he is due a 6 mil bonus at the end of this yr i think
     
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    Look for the Pats to make an off season signing of a linebacker. BB rarely drafts LB's, he just finds people allready in the league that fit our system. I havent seen a list of all of the free agents so I dont really know the possibilities.
     
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    HE WILL DRAFT ONE THIS YEAR. He has considered it recently - Beason, Vilma and others - but it hasn't happened.
     
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    Clark Haggans is a guy I think we might show interest in. He's an OLB for the Steelers, expericenced, but still young.

    Another guy who I personally really like and would not surprised if we target is Victor Hobson, LB for the Jets. Physical, plays in a similar system, has played both inside and out. I think he'd be a great fit at ILB.

    Don't get your hopes up on Dansby, Suggs, Briggs, etc. These guys are gonna get huge contracts that we simply can't afford.
     
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    I don't expect much in the ways of FA signings this year. I expect Seau to retire, but have Bruschi/Vrabel/AD/Covlin back so the need for a top tier LB is not that big. If we draft a LB in day one that should provide enough depth to get us thru the year.
     
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    how about lua, woods, or alexander, along with teddy, vrabel, colvin, and thomas?
     
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    Karlos Dansby, Arizona Cardinals,unless he signed an extension I don't know about. I think since he was the 1st pick of the second round his contract would expire after 4 years?
     
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    I don't know why. He's having a great year, playing at a very high level and having a blast.
     
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    Here is a better question. Do we release Colvin who is due a whopping bonus? If we do, does that save any cap space? We hve AD and Vrabel as starters on the outside. Inside is a big problem heading into next year if Bruschi or Seau retire.
     
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    completely agreed. the man loves the game, and loves winning. if he retires, what is he gonna do?
    personally, at 39, i would not retire from my job because i would be extremely bored. and i dont love my job like he does.
     
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    think of it this way. if colvin was a guy from another team, would you give him that bonus to come over here to play? i think i would.
     
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    i just read Channing Crowder of Miami can opt out of his rookie contract this offsesaon
     
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    i got that from rotoworld
     
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