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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2017, 04:08:14 PM »

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Good take on why Pats might be pursuing Cooks: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/ryan-hannable/2017/03/08/making-sense-patriots-being-interested-addi

(Note, I still don't think it happens, I think the goal is partnering Butler with Gilmore).

I've read that Cooks is going to be moved today.

I wouldn't be surprised if Butler is traded. The Pats receiver core is long in the tooth.

I wouldn't call them long in the tooth. Edelman is 30, but Hogan is 28, Mitchell is 24, and Floyd is 27. Amendola's 31, but he's not a huge part of their offense.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2017, 04:14:39 PM »

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Good take on why Pats might be pursuing Cooks: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/ryan-hannable/2017/03/08/making-sense-patriots-being-interested-addi

(Note, I still don't think it happens, I think the goal is partnering Butler with Gilmore).

I've read that Cooks is going to be moved today.

I wouldn't be surprised if Butler is traded. The Pats receiver core is long in the tooth.

I wouldn't call them long in the tooth. Edelman is 30, but Hogan is 28, Mitchell is 24, and Floyd is 27. Amendola's 31, but he's not a huge part of their offense.

It certainly wouldn't hurt to get younger at the position.


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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2017, 04:22:26 PM »

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Good take on why Pats might be pursuing Cooks: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/ryan-hannable/2017/03/08/making-sense-patriots-being-interested-addi

(Note, I still don't think it happens, I think the goal is partnering Butler with Gilmore).

I've read that Cooks is going to be moved today.

I wouldn't be surprised if Butler is traded. The Pats receiver core is long in the tooth.

I wouldn't call them long in the tooth. Edelman is 30, but Hogan is 28, Mitchell is 24, and Floyd is 27. Amendola's 31, but he's not a huge part of their offense.

It certainly wouldn't hurt to get younger at the position.

Not at all.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2017, 05:37:38 PM »

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1. WOW. Gilmore's deal is 5 Years, 65M (40M guaranteed). Highest guaranteed $$$ ever given by the Patriots to a single defensive player (McCourty previously held the record with 28.5M)

2. Pats re-sign Duron Harmon at a modest 4/20M. Great move!

3. So the Browns and Texans gave us all a laugh and made a trade with Osweiler involved. However, Browns got a pick out of that. So the purpose? Well, maybe Browns trade for Osweiler to get that pick, THEN trade Osweiler to some desperate team for another pick (or simply release him but still keep that 2nd round pick). The logic? Accumulate picks so that you can offer a ton of picks for JG10 still? Not out of the question it seems.

http://www.patspulpit.com/2017/3/9/14873742/did-the-browns-make-an-nba-style-trade-to-prepare-for-patriots-qb-jimmy-garoppolo

4. Pats and Hightower are having good discussions on an extension. I really hope they can reach one. His market seems to be 10-13M/Year. He definitely deserves it especially with Gilmore signed at that rate. Pats do have the cap space as well.

5. Looks like Brandin Cooks trade rumors have stalled for a bit but Saints also understandably aren't in a rush to trade him right now. Still exploring their options. Aka we still have Malcolm Butler for now!  ;D
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2017, 05:54:01 PM »

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1. WOW. Gilmore's deal is 5 Years, 65M (40M guaranteed). Highest guaranteed $$$ ever given by the Patriots to a single defensive player (McCourty previously held the record with 28.5M)

2. Pats re-sign Duron Harmon at a modest 4/20M. Great move!

3. So the Browns and Texans gave us all a laugh and made a trade with Osweiler involved. However, Browns got a pick out of that. So the purpose? Well, maybe Browns trade for Osweiler to get that pick, THEN trade Osweiler to some desperate team for another pick (or simply release him but still keep that 2nd round pick). The logic? Accumulate picks so that you can offer a ton of picks for JG10 still? Not out of the question it seems.

http://www.patspulpit.com/2017/3/9/14873742/did-the-browns-make-an-nba-style-trade-to-prepare-for-patriots-qb-jimmy-garoppolo

4. Pats and Hightower are having good discussions on an extension. I really hope they can reach one. His market seems to be 10-13M/Year. He definitely deserves it especially with Gilmore signed at that rate. Pats do have the cap space as well.

5. Looks like Brandin Cooks trade rumors have stalled for a bit but Saints also understandably aren't in a rush to trade him right now. Still exploring their options. Aka we still have Malcolm Butler for now!  ;D

TP for all the updates!

So far, so good for the Pats offseason.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2017, 06:00:55 PM »

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1. WOW. Gilmore's deal is 5 Years, 65M (40M guaranteed). Highest guaranteed $$$ ever given by the Patriots to a single defensive player (McCourty previously held the record with 28.5M)

2. Pats re-sign Duron Harmon at a modest 4/20M. Great move!

3. So the Browns and Texans gave us all a laugh and made a trade with Osweiler involved. However, Browns got a pick out of that. So the purpose? Well, maybe Browns trade for Osweiler to get that pick, THEN trade Osweiler to some desperate team for another pick (or simply release him but still keep that 2nd round pick). The logic? Accumulate picks so that you can offer a ton of picks for JG10 still? Not out of the question it seems.

http://www.patspulpit.com/2017/3/9/14873742/did-the-browns-make-an-nba-style-trade-to-prepare-for-patriots-qb-jimmy-garoppolo

4. Pats and Hightower are having good discussions on an extension. I really hope they can reach one. His market seems to be 10-13M/Year. He definitely deserves it especially with Gilmore signed at that rate. Pats do have the cap space as well.

5. Looks like Brandin Cooks trade rumors have stalled for a bit but Saints also understandably aren't in a rush to trade him right now. Still exploring their options. Aka we still have Malcolm Butler for now!  ;D

TP for all the updates!

So far, so good for the Pats offseason.

I love what Schefter said on First Take today. He was surprised by all of the Patriots moves.

He said the Patriots were making moves like an aggressive team that had never won a SB before LOL.

BB seems to be going "win-now" mode now with TB12 having only 2-3 years left.

UPDATE: Mingo to the Colts on a 1 year/2.5 M deal.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2017, 08:57:48 PM »

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I don't think he only has 2-3yrs left. I think he'll have the ability and body for 4-6 more years if he has the desire.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2017, 12:25:36 AM »

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As expected, Logan Ryan gone. To Tennessee for 3/30M.

Second big departure so far after Chris Long.

Really hope they keep Hightower. That's the most important thing right now.

Oh and working out something with Butler too (don't want him traded, and can you imagine a Gilmore-Butler CB pairing in the secondary).

Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2017, 04:04:20 PM »

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Pats just traded for Kony Ealy from the Panthers.

Pats 2nd rounder for Ealy + Carolina 3rd rounder.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2017, 04:07:28 PM »

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Pats just traded for Kony Ealy from the Panthers.

Pats 2nd rounder for Ealy + Carolina 3rd rounder.

So basically they traded down 8 spots to take a flyer on Ealy? Not bad. I don't know what Ealy will give them but worth the risk if that's all it costs.


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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2017, 04:23:20 PM »

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Now why do I get the impression Belichick the GM is the anti-Danny Ainge?

Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2017, 04:27:19 PM »

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Don't look now, but the Patriots are killing it this offseason.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2017, 04:29:24 PM »

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As expected, Logan Ryan gone. To Tennessee for 3/30M.
To put this in perspective, Ryan signed for 10M per, and the Patriots got Gilmore for $13M per instead. I think the team made out pretty well.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2017, 04:48:30 PM »

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Good take on why Pats might be pursuing Cooks: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/ryan-hannable/2017/03/08/making-sense-patriots-being-interested-addi

(Note, I still don't think it happens, I think the goal is partnering Butler with Gilmore).

I've read that Cooks is going to be moved today.

I wouldn't be surprised if Butler is traded. The Pats receiver core is long in the tooth.

I wouldn't call them long in the tooth. Edelman is 30, but Hogan is 28, Mitchell is 24, and Floyd is 27. Amendola's 31, but he's not a huge part of their offense.
Floyd is not under contract, and given that he's going to spend a lot of time in jail and away from the team, it's unclear how this will pan out. Amendola just restructured, so he'll likely be around for a year or two.

I still think the plan is to either match Butler or have him play for the QO and then perhaps franchise him next season -- but I wouldn't be surprised if they choose to flip him for Cooks.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2017, 05:11:14 PM »

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