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  1. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    May I make a suggestion: can this be split up into threads by position or something (e.g., O skill players/OL/DL/secondary/ST)? As someone once pointed out, otherwise a thread like this turns into a directionless blob.
     
  2. drew4008

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    In time (aka: the offseason) this will happen. But for now, there's no point in clogging up the board with a ton of threads about free agents already.
     
  3. JackBauer

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    Why on earth would we sign Asomugha?
     
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    JackBauer Hall of Fame Poster

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    Trading Meriweather could be considered an option, but it's not a priority.
     
  5. Armchair Quarterback

    Armchair Quarterback In the Starting Line-Up

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    How about sharing some reasons we shouldn't. And you don't know what it will cost yet.
     
  6. Calciumee

    Calciumee PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Because he is a very good player :D
     
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    I don't know the personality of Asomugha but if he is looking for a contender rather than hitting the bank then why not offer something? :D

    If the pats win the superbowl maybe he'd come here for 8-9 million a year rather than 12-14 million for a crap team.
     
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    As good as Fitz is, he's not worth that much to the Patriots.
     
  9. Dunnieboy

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    This is playing field the Jets are trying to level ... Having Rex as our head coach lures players to us ... we can only hope that it gives us a shot at getting some players that might have gone to NE withouth him.

    Players love playing for Rex.
     
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    Re: Your free agent wishlist... [merged]

    2? Maybe 3?

    I just count Murrell, who was re-signed last week, and Woody (And BTW, thanks for that Rex!). Neither were major signings. Was there someone I missed?
     
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    Because we already have two excellent starting corners, one of whom is likely to become elite.

    And yeah, whatever he costs, it'll be too much.
     
  12. patsinthesnow

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    It probably wouldn't happen and cost too much but I wouldn't say we have to excellent starting corners...

    1 top 5 stud CB
    1 good CB coming off injury
    1 ? (Butler)
    1 solid backup (Arrington)
     
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    Bodden is an excellent cornerback. Don't forget Wilhite!
     
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    I wish I could ;)
     
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    Sure we do. He will be looking to be paid in excess of 16.8 million. That is what he turned down from the Raiders to void the contract. Let's say he's willing to take a 25% pay cut to play for the Pats.. They'd be looking at 12.6 million at the minimum, not to mention signing bonus and such.. Sorry, but I don't see it.

    Asomugha also is a bit of a Diva. He insisted on having his own radio time and his own TV time after games.

    Also, since you haven't been following much of anything, the Owners want the cap reduced by some 10-15% and possibly as much as 20%.

    In a team sport like this one, teams can really only afford to pay 1 player in the double digit millions for a salary. That should be the quarterback. Paying more than one player that type of money, severally restricts how a team can put together their roster and retain their own players.
     
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    Just a clarification here: does it actually say he can't be traded, period?

    Normally a "no-trade" clause means that a player cannot be traded against his will.
     
  17. convertedpatsfan

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    I'm pretty sure Nnamdi knows he won't get anywhere near that kind of money from anyone else. There's only one Al Davis.

    I couldn't really find much info on this insistence for radio/TV time either. I know he's well-known for his charity work though.

    I am 99% sure we can't afford him, but when the opportunity to acquire a Pro Bowl caliber corner comes up, especially as a free agent, you have to at least kick the tires to see what it might take. Otherwise, you're doing the team a disservice.
     
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    Nnamdi Asomugha

    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Nnamdi Asomugha's contract has voided, making him an unrestricted free agent.

    Asomugha's contract contained a complicated clause that voided the deal if the star cornerback failed to achieve certain incentives. If the escalators were tied to interceptions, tackles, and/or pass breakups, the Raiders simply blew it. Asomugha doesn't rack up stats because no one is dumb enough to throw at him. Asomugha is also ineligible for the franchise tag. Once free agency hits, the 29-year-old will be the top defensive player on the market. Jan. 9 - 11:27 am et

    Source - Rotoworld.com
     
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    Re: Nnamdi Asomugha

    I think he will command too much money on the open market for the Patriots to make a serious push.
     
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    Re: Nnamdi Asomugha

    Scary thing would be if the Jets pick Nnamdi up (Cromarti is a free-agent). Then, Jets would have the 2 best CBs in the NFL...
     
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