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Offline Moranis

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Here are some of the bigger name free agent signings

Cousins to Vikings - 3 years, 84 million
Brees re-signs with Saints - 2 years, 50 million
Keenum signing with Broncos
Sammy Watkins signing with Chiefs - 3 years, 48 million (30 miill guaranteed)
Allen Robinson signing with Bears - 3 years, 42 million
After trading for Bennett, Eagles now adding Haloti Ngata in free agency

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Feels like if there are "big" signings by the Pats it will be them re-signing Nate Solder and/or Brandin Cooks, and news that Gronk won't retire.

In other words, improvement will have to come from internal development, not free agency or trades. 

But that's not surprising, I guess.


Feels like after last season the Pats almost need to entirely rebuild their defensive and offensive line, but Brady doesn't have enough years left for them to go through another rebuild of the infrastructure (which is what happened between ~2010 and 2014).
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Patriots have 1 or 2 more years left in their window given the cap struggles they hold.

If I have to sit and watch that defensive crapshow for another season....ugh.  :'(

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The Keenum signing I believe is for 2/36M (or around that).

I actually think it's a solid move for both Denver and Minnesota. I don't think Denver had the $$$ to sign Cousins for 28M/Year AND fill other holes, but Keenum is no scrub either. Meanwhile, MIN payed about 10M/Year more for an upgrade in Cousins, and to me, MIN is now one of the favorites to win it all next year.

Drew Brees at 2/50M seems smart for both sides. Guessing a Rodgers extension will come soon as well (or at least sometime this month).

Feels like if there are "big" signings by the Pats it will be them re-signing Nate Solder and/or Brandin Cooks, and news that Gronk won't retire.

In other words, improvement will have to come from internal development, not free agency or trades. 

But that's not surprising, I guess.


Feels like after last season the Pats almost need to entirely rebuild their defensive and offensive line, but Brady doesn't have enough years left for them to go through another rebuild of the infrastructure (which is what happened between ~2010 and 2014).

I thought the Patriots already picked up Brandin Cooks' option for next season (or unless you mean working on a long term extension)? And as much as I'd love to keep Solder, it looks like the Browns are after him and they have a boatload of $$$. BB will have to get creative in working a contract to keep Solder, but I honestly wouldn't bet on it. Still hope we keep him though.

What this team truly needs IMHO is a pass rush and a solid CB with Butler leaving. Sucks we didn't even go after Sherman, but I'm guessing the Pats will look at the Draft to get an OT and a CB. Will be interesting to see if they can somehow add another "high profile" pass rusher, or do they just re-sign Harrison, hope Hightower is healthy and roll from there next year (along with some of the current young guys like Flowers, Roberts, etc.).

If we don't keep Solder though, I imagine at least one of Lewis/Burkhead returns, or maybe both if they cut Gillislee?
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Patriots have 1 or 2 more years left in their window given the cap struggles they hold.

If I have to sit and watch that defensive crapshow for another season....ugh.  :'(

They've definitely gotta do something about that. And hopefully they keep at least some of their FAs.

As for the rest of the league, I get a kick out of watching the QB carousel, where several teams basically exchange mediocre (or worse) quarterbacks.
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The usual silly season when it comes to some of these FA signings.  As always, the details are in the guaranteed money. 

Paul Richardson just signed a 5 year $40M deal.  That should tell you everything you need to know about this time of year. 


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Be curious to see if the Jets, Browns, and the other teams with mass money come up with big front loaded contracts for players which will create an interesting dynamic.  You know instead of a 3 year contract worth 10 million year, make that first year worth 25 million and the last two worth 2.5 million each.  Same years, same total dollars, but some creative cap usage which lets the player get most of his money up front. 

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Brees is only guaranteed 27 million and the second year is a team option.  Apparently, he had at least one offer that would have guaranteed him 60 million over the next two seasons, but he wanted to stay and retire with the Saints.  That is a lot of guaranteed money to leave on the table though.

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Sounds like Danny Clutch-adola is signing with Miami.


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Sounds like Danny Clutch-adola is signing with Miami.

I hope he got paid. He’s been undervalued.


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Sounds like Danny Clutch-adola is signing with Miami.

Bite your tongue!!

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Edit: Dang it, it's true. :(
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Looks like all 84 million of Cousins deal is guaranteed.

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Looks like all 84 million of Cousins deal is guaranteed.

Good for him. 


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Sounds like Danny Clutch-adola is signing with Miami.



Looks like he got 2/12M with 8.75M guaranteed from Miami.
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Hearing the Patriots are trying to pursue Ndamukong Suh hard.

Well.....