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  1. BradyFTW!

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    Johnson thinks the Pats operate in a fear-based system. I think his career operates on a steroid-based system.
     
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    The receiving corps looks young compared to who is throwing them the ball.
     
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    They might if Amendola walks and Edelman isn't his old self, although that could be remedied via the draft. I'm hoping the Amendola-Edelman tandem can be kept intact another year or two. I also hope they hang on to everyone else at that position -- Mitchell, Hogan, Cooks and also Dorsett (letting Britt go is assumed). That's six WRs but with this offense it's probably worth keeping that many.

    Free agency should focus on defensive help, maybe also offensive line.
     
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    2x roid champion, eagles player, lane johnson, is lecturing us about no one wanting to play here in new england

    even when we lose a super bowl, people are obsessed and jealous of us
     
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  5. NormZauchin

    NormZauchin PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Lane Johnson should talk to guys like Matt Light and Mike Vrabel before shooting off his mouth.
     
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    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

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    The current wide receiver corps under contract:

    Cooks, Edelman, Hogan, Dorsett, Britt, Mitchell, Reedy

    which doesn't take into re-signing Slater, who is a wide receiver in name only.

    New England Patriots Salary Cap | Over the Cap

    Matthew Slater
    2017 NFL Season
    Base Salary - $900,000
    Signing Bonus - $300,000
    Roster Bonus - $300,000
    Other (Pro Bowl Selection) - $200,000
    Total Cash Expenditure - $1,700,000

    Danny Amendola
    2017 NFL Season
    Base Salary - $1,250,000
    Roster Bonus - $300,000
    Workout Bonus - $50,000
    Total Cash Expenditure = $1,600,000
     
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    Amendola is underpaid, even as a spot player. I hope he re-signs. Does anybody really expect Britt to be back?
     
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    None of that is particularly responsive to Tunes' post. Without Amendola and Edelman, you've got nobody to serve as the "slot/3dWR. Maybe if you tried less statistics& data salad...
     
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    Kenny Britt is expendable. Bernard Reedy is expendable.

    Can you realistically expect Malcolm Mitchell's knees to hold up?

    Patriots place WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee) on IR
     
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    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

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    I listed the wide receivers currently under contract and two viable unrestricted free agents to re-sign.
     
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    Mitchell supposedly was ready to go for the playoffs but they elected not to activate him, I'm guessing more for lack of practice reps than his physical condition.
     
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    Tune had already listed all the WRs of note, and the salary information for Slater and Amendola was not at all needed. Did you mean to respond to someone else, and mistakenly respond to Tune?
     
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    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

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    It's conceivable the New England Patriots could carry seven wide receivers on the roster for the 2018 NFL Season:

    Cooks, Edelman, Hogan, Amendola, Dorsett, Mitchell, Slater

    It's not if Jacob Hollister rocked the world in calendar year 2017.

    Inactives: Eagles vs. Patriots Super Bowl LII

    Inactives: Jaguars vs. Patriots
     
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    Yes, a full offseason to get right. I expect malcolm to be full go come training camp.
     
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    Ras-IR Dowling Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    It wouldn’t shock me if they picked up a wr in the draft but with the news of Gronk hinting at retirement we have to think about getting his replacement sooner rather than later and this TE class imo is pretty good. I know he’s from a small school but I could see us taking goedert at 31 or with our early 2nd even with the holes we have defensively.
     
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    Plenty of evidence to be concerned. I have no evidence to back it up I’m just going on gut feeling that with the extended rest he’s gotten that he’s ready to go in 2018
     
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    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

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    It's not if the New England Patriots could create salary cap space.

    2018 Potential Cuts: Tight End | Over the Cap
     
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    Rob Gronkowski hinting at retirement or a new contract?
     
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    Don’t know. Could be postering for a new deal, could be that he’s serious about moving to the next chapter of his career. I would hope the pats have their answer before the draft. Even if he continues playing if the pats aren’t entirely confident that he’s gonna be around multiple years it’s a good class to get somebody and groom to be ready in 2019.
     

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