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  1. supafly

    supafly Suddenly sad and Brady-less PatsFans.com Supporter Weekly Picks Winner

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    I think this has been apparent for quite awhile. I hope that I’m wrong, but I haven’t seen one thing since the beginning of August that would suggest that Brady’s staying. Nothing. OTOH, I think there has been plenty to suggest the opposite.
     
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  2. Hyped

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    The good is that we CONTROL the best available guard on the market and the bad is that we just ate up 15m in cap space.....now I think we have about 4m left in cap space.
     
  3. TheRainMaker

    TheRainMaker In the Starting Line-Up

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    Should’ve done this with Flowers last year.

    BB learned from his mistake.
     
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    Too bad he doesn’t have a QB to protect.
     
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    If there is a trade its going to happen fast
     
  6. Bill Lee

    Bill Lee What, me worry? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Wonder in the end if this could be a "keep Thuney off the market till all the money's gone" spite move?
    I know, we let the Colts get Hoyer...
     
  7. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Mason has a $5M salary and an $8.7M cap hit. That is hardly "big money". It's 9th most in the league.

    Left guards are slightly behind RGs currently in terms of Cap hits.
     
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    they don't play the same position
     
  9. patfanken

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    This move is fascinating. The speculation monsters will have a field day trying to figure out all the possible ramifications that this move could represent. Here are just a few.

    1. Sign and trade - the Pats would get an end of the round 3rd comp in 2021 just by letting Thuney walk as most of us expected. By doing it this way, even if they traded him for a 3rd rounder, it would be better than the comp 3rd PLUS a year earlier. Anything higher than a 3rd would be gravy.

    2. Tom is gone - Ulimately they keep Thuney, Andrews comes back healthy, and the Pats have one of the better OL's in the league to surround Stidham or whatever Plan B QB is out there.

    3. Marcus Cannon is gone - They offset some of the Thuney price tag with the 8 or 9MM they'd save by letting Cannon go and rely on one of the OL additions they made last season or Cajuste could come back and fit in. (Any word of the state of his leg issues?)

    BOTTOM LINE: this move, one way or another, will have big ramifications on what the Pats eventually do. My best guess (at the moment) is #1
     
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  10. DaBruinz

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    The Pats would have to make Cannon a post June 1st cut. Doing so would save them 7M on the cap.

    That would leave a big hole to fill.
     
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    I guess it theoretically could be, it sorta violates the spirit of the rule but, I believe Schefter (or someone else) confirmed with the NFL that you could tag and trade.

    You can only tag a player with the intention of paying them that money, which you could argue you aren't doing if you do with intention for trade.
     
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    Le Numéro Douze In the Starting Line-Up

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    My guess is number 2.

    BB will move on from BB and wants to have a great D and a great OL so he can win "old school".

    I would not be surprised if he extended/cut some players to get a TE and maybe a bruising back. Sanu and Edelman are great block WRs. I think Edelman, healthy Sanu and Harry are enough to keep other teams honest. Maybe sign a 3/4 WR, I dunno. But I definitely feel like TB is gone and they want to run the ball a lot.
     
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    Really 7 mill? Dang that'd be pretty significant. I don't think Cannon has many years left, if they feel good about our young guys, I could see it.
     
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    They could just try to sign him and push the cap hit out
     
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    This makes no sense. If they keep Thuney and Wednesday comes with no deal then Brady is gone.
     
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    I think it is big money as his hits increase after this year.
     
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    They play guard.
     
  18. crownontherocks

    crownontherocks Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Lots of possibility's with the signing

    thuney for diggs
    Thuney for hunter henry
    Etc
     
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    Thuney and a 1st for Hopkins and a late rounder...
     
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    His CAP might be somewhat significant, but he's still 9th in the league overall for Right Guards. And that stands to go DOWN as others are signed to higher money.
     

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