In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I like the signing. I had spoken the past few days regarding a signing like this, be it Branch, Patterson...Pats need another interior DL to take the pressure off of the need to use the #1 on a DL. Frees up the #1 for a WR
Not surprised Pats went with the 32 year old player rather rthan the 28 year old or 29 year old player. Kelly clearly was the best player at one time, not so sure about today and tomorrow however.
Anyone see numbers? I have to assume it is vet minimum...low guarantee...most likely if he is not here after first year the dead money is minimal.
So there we have it. Interior DL is Vince, Kelly, Lovie, Deadrick, Pryor. Outside DL is Nink, Jones, Cunningham, Francis, Armstead. Maybe if they really love some one who drops into their laps they use the #1 on another DL, but I have to think this means they go WR with the #1.
Well they haven't drafted defensive tackle in awhile first round, so I wouldn't automatically rule it out, but they were also aggressive getting Armstead. I can certainly see your point in going wide receiver round one though. I've got to say I think there are probably four guys that can be had at the receiver position in the second round though and I'd still love them to add another first round pass rusher....we need it.
if we can get hopkins in rd 1 and one of the better pas rushing des at top of rd 2, that'd be fine too.