You gotta give it up for BB, he's got balls. Lets a popular and effective punter go to save (what was it? 750k in cap savings?). It's one of those things that many here, and elsewhere, don't make the connection: these moves, the money here and there that can be saved, keeps cap hell at bay and is one of the reasons the Patriots remain competitive year in and year out.
What I'm still wondering is what incentive(s) Mesko hit that caused his salary to balloon that way, AND how a two-time Ray Guy award winner wasn't drafted when other Ps were.