Ok, I can see why we didn't franchise Adam Vinatieri. If the CBA hadn't been approved, we'd have to cut several players. Now, so many teams have so much cap space, and the free agent market is so thin, wouldn't it have been ok to keep Willie for 1 year and $7 MM? I don't think anyone is going on the cheap. The only thing I can think of is Belichick and Pioli believe this team is getting old on defense and are looking to add some younger free agents. Knowing what we know now, I would have kept Willie and franchised Adam.