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    I think a roster battle between Yeldon and Burkhead would be more likely personally.

    Edit: 3.5m dead money though so maybe not.
     
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    Unless we want to carry 6 RBs Yeldon is not making our 53 man roster.
     
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    5 mill is a lot of money for a guy that tore his Achilles in December and seemingly has no market. Unless he's just not going to play period if he doesn't get paid.
     
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    They've carried 6 before (including Develin) but it's been the exception
     
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    He's not making $5m here. If he does the guarantee will peanuts
     
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    I agree and I have to think Burkhead would have been the most vulnerable, although less sure about that after seeing his contract. I like Burkhead but he has had injury issues and BB has stressed the importance of availability. But that’s a big dead cap hit. Maybe the Yeldon visit was nothing more than due diligence ahead of any injury to a RB in the future.
     
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    Does anyone think Thomas might be wanted as a bridge to Josh Gordon. Keep him on the roster until Gordon returns?
     
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    I'd guess 2-2.5 if he signs.
     
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    Thomas is coming off a bad injury though and still the possibility he's disciplined as well. Might not be a whole lot from him first 6-8 games.
     
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    Yeah I’m not sure of his injury status. Presumably if they signed him, that would be resolved.
     

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    He'll be 32 by the end of the year. He has a shot at one more decent payday and I don't think he will get that this year.

    Without knowing anything about how he is healing it seems to me he would be best served to...

    1) show he is healthy
    2) produce
    3) win and get his profile up with a class organization
    4) stay out of trouble

    That opportunity is here.
     
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    He definitely needs us more than we need him. This is really the spot for him.
     
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    I think there is a reasonable chance Gordon is back on the field before Thomas is even close to being himself.
     
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    Devlin is a fb so he doesn’t enter into the RBs equation. Bolden really is a special trainer and doesn’t impact the rb equation as more than an emergency guy.
    In ither words what we keep at RB has nothing to do with devlin being of not being on the roster and almost nothing to do with bolden being or not being in the roster.
    If bb feels he will need someone to play significant snaps beyond Michel, Burkehead and white he will sign another run rather than rely on bolden or devlin to get them.
     
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    I wouldn't mind him on the Patriots.
     
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    Then there wouldn’t be much point in signing him.
     
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    Not exactly the right thread for this, but offseason pro personnel roster building related.

    As some have speculated, Mike “Robert Kraft’s 5th son” Reiss’ out of left field speculation of, “now that they missed out on Humphries, maybe the Pats would try to trade for someone like Sterling Shepard,” wasn’t just him spitballing. If this article is true, Reiss knew something but couldn’t actually say it.
    Patriots were interested in Sterling Shepard trade before his extension: source
     
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    Most of the "news leaks" come from agents these days and there are 4 words that EVERY agent knows will aid in getting their clients more money, and they are, "the Patriots are interested".

    Can't hate them for doing it, its their job. The fact is that since the Pats are clearly in the business of trying to upgrade their receiving corps, EVERY receiver in the league will be linked to them....whether its true or not.
     
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    Wasn't there a report that the Patriots inquired with just about every team about available receivers? Besides, he fit the Patriots' profile of a player on the last season of their contract on a team that probably isn't going anywhere, so it's not like Reiss was the only one talking about him.
     
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    Why? If the value is there in terms of contract.
     

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