Re: 2010 Draft, Players gone?
posted at 11/3/2009 1:26 PM EST
Below is the Link that is, and has been for some time, The Best web-page offered in relation to Patriot's Player's Salaries, Contract status(es), and other cap info... It made me think of it, as I believed Shawn Springs was signed past 2009...and indeed he is.
Taking just a cursory glance at the web-page, a couple of very key players were omitted: namely, Gary Guyton
and Stephen Gostkowski
Now just as you mentioned, someone like Adalius Thomas
(even though he IS signed past 2009 I believe)- just might
be cut due to lack of production weighed on top of, a decent sized cap hit (if I recall correctly), Leigh Bodden
, whom I unfortunately like alot, wisely signed a 1 year deal with the Pats in order to showcase his talents better than he ever could have in Detroit in the hopes of a larger payday than he would have received this past FA period, and so He too
could very well be gone. Vince Wilfork
will probably be gone to much smaller but much, much richer pastures since he wants to be paid Albert Haynesworth "Best Defensive-Lineman" $ rather than be paid "Best Nose-Tackle" $ (sorry ALL...face facts).
...But again, Vince besides, IMO, Keeping and Spending on those top 3 (Mankins, Guyton, Ghost) while shoring up some other spots via FA and the Draft, Trumps the lack-of-production and/or sheer massive amounts and/or other positions that would negligected IF, but moreso, HOW-We were to keep the likes of Wilfork, AD, and Bodden (Bodden though, Pats just might be able to pull of on top of
Mankins, Guyton, Ghost, other FA pickups and the Draft). Also, and as a side note
, There was a large # of RBs on your list (If I recall correctly: Faulk
)... Regardless of BB picking up 1 in the Draft (which good god, I pray he does early), Look for Pats to keep at least 1 of these 3...the speculation would have to be weighed vs Draft(IF and Type of back)/FA/Health...too many contingents considering Faulk's singularity as a 3rd down back vs His agelessness and Pats know-how; Taylor's cap/current injury vs how decent he looked for us before going down; Morris's injuries vs his potential to be that clock-killer for 1 more year when healthy (ala 2007)... Once again, WAY too many factors...
Anyway, Here's Your Link for further reference
(posted 2x just in case): http://www.patscap.com/http://www.patscap.com/