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Who is going free agent for linebackers this year?

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  1. patsfan135

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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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    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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    Wow, thank you. All I can say is wow, if the Patriots land him in free agency they have a stud in the middle for the next 5 years. It would change the whole approach to the draft.

    Thanks again, I am stunned. BB loves this kid and Saban can provide scouting details.
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    thats 1 thing im trying to find..people who can opt out of contracts. Could be a more talented FA list than it looks
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    Biggest and best FA will colvin if we cut him.When we cut him we loss our fastest LB in space with respective to lateral movement and some one who gives headaches to bigger tackles who cannot handle fast speed rushers.In 4-3 where we need speed we lose that formation.

    bru has been good this year playing 35 snaps on defence and disappers on extensive plays so lets keep him that way. in that case AD needs to be the strong side MLB we need .His is the one who is going to be calling the plays on defence and i think we need some one who has played every position in defence their. His speed and size with his smarts will be needed their.

    Inside
    AD/bru/seau/lua/eric/Rookie
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    Vrabel/Colvin/Woods/Rookie

    we need 2 good rookies and that that will be good .chowder disappers in miami playing on jason side .... we stick him here he will be another beisel.
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    I think we should really get used to the idea that Seau and Bruschi won't be back next year. Seau has played pretty well but Bruschi is really just barely hanging on using all his guts and smarts to compete.

    I have been driving the Crowder bang wagon for a while and don't plan on stopping now. He could play in the Pats system and would be an immediate upgrade over Bruschi. If Bruschi returns then you have the high class problem of playing Bruschi, AD and Crowder in a rotation.
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    Of course Bruschi will be back. He might not be starting, but do you seriously think Belichick would let him go? Bruschi knows the scheme better than anyone alive and is better than any other backup on the Pats now or readily available (for reasonably money) on the open market.

    And don't tell me he'll retire because he loves the game of football too much.
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    1. Bruschi leads the team in tackles

    2. Dolphins fans aren't nearly as enamored with Crowder as you are:

    http://celtkin.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1954
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    Even so, that would make him an RFA.
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    I seriously doubt Bruschi and Seau will be back next year, especially considering both will most likely retire.
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    I can think of one guy who will be a FA, and would be a classic BB LB signing (formerly outstanding player, smart, still able to contribute):

    Tedy Bruschi.

    I'm guessing Colvin will be re-signed for moderate money as well.
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    I presume you mean to say that we should extend Colvin. He is not a free agent.

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