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All I'm pointing out is that it's interesting that they wouldn't pay Branch and traded him only to sign Stallworth to a deal of similar total value.
-the cap increased so everyone is getting paid more. if Branch was in this market..he would be asking for more because he can command more. you really think Clements and others would have gotten that big of a contracts in last year's salary?
-Stallworth has options..this year he will make $3.6 million and then has option for 2 or 4 more years. thats cheaper than Deion.
david thomas is going to be really solid for you guys, may have led to releasing graham since thomas is a whole lot cheaper...he has excellent hands, he's just small as far as height is concerned...but he has been a top TE all the way since HS, i attended a nike camp with him back before the 01-02 season and he definately showed how much potential he has...i hope he gets a chance to get worked in....
and im just rooting for him to leave philly, id love if he came home to tennessee with vince, that would enable them to not go WR first rd, maybe wait 2nd for a sidney rice if they still felt the need...
I really like Thomas and he made some great catches when given the opporitunity this year. He is a receiving TE though, whereas Graham was a big-time blocker and a good receiver as well. I don't think he pushed Graham out of NE. Thomas played some fullback, slot receiver, and TE and did well. I really like him and he could do some good things. He is actually a pretty good blocker for a 6-3 230 pound TE.
As for the Stallworth signing, I like it. He is the most proven receiver (aside from Troy Brown) on our roster now. He should be the number one guy in '07. If Chad Jackson returns healthy this is how I see the depth chart.
That is a pretty decent WR corps, plus Watson and Thomas as receiving TE's. Gaffney was impressive towards the end of last year and could see more throws his way in '07, and Caldwell was solid until the playoffs.