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  • Just a note - I will only be posting the snippets on official news, not sure whether or not some of the UDFAs from yesterday are official yet, which is why I haven't commented on them.

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    • Thanks for the updates!

      You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to RavenOfProphecy again
      -Boston Red Sox-New England Patriots-Boston Celtics-

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      • It's going to get crazy up in here!!

        The next 10 days will be totally headspinning. I'm pretty stoked, even though we won't do a damn thing. lol

        Can anyone explain the cap hit / penalty structure? I can't understand why everyone, everwhere keeps predicting Ocho's release. The Bengals exercised a team option to keep him this year. They could have let him walk - paying him 4M - but exercised the option and now have him rostered for 2011 @ 6M. I don't see any sense in exercising the option if they will then release him. Unless the league year / cap penalty / structure makes it a better move to keep him and then cut him, the Bengals seemed locked into either keeping or trading Ocho.

        Originally posted by Don Vito View Post
        Charles Johnson is a guy who intrigues me. He doesn't have a lot of height but that hasn't been a huge selling factor when it comes to our pass rushers lately. He doesn't have 3-4 experience but I think he could do it, he is very athletic and is probably the best pure rusher on the market. We haven't really had his name come up either so that makes him a more likely candidate then guys we've discussed like Kiwi and Lawson.
        Carolina has a ton of solid FA players set to hit the market. Unfortunately, they also have a ton of $$$ they must spend and all rumors/reports have them calling it a priority to sign their own guys.

        Sig img shamelessly stolen from teh interwebs

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        • TBC to be cut.
          **** her in da *****!

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          • Originally posted by descendency View Post
            TBC to be cut.
            Linkage;
            http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-e...to-be-released

            Merry football everyone. Tully probably gets far more flack around these parts than he deserves(I'm probably as guilty as anyone, if not the guiltiest), but he was never the player we were asking him to be and that became apparent in a big way last year.

            Count me in the camp that is excited about Kettani, if he finds a way to make the roster. He was a heck of a ball carrier at Navy and could also lead block with the best of him. Might end up being an afterthought, but he well could end up being a real find for us too. Been awhile since we had true fullback.
            Last edited by ElectricEye; 07-26-2011, 12:18 PM.

            R.I.P. Junior Seau

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            • Patriots sign Illinois DE Clay Nurse

              The Patriots have reportedly signed undrafted Illinois DE Clay Nurse. Nurse measured in at 6'2" and 261 pounds at his pro day, running a 4.98 in the 40 yard dash. Last year, he totaled 23 tackles and four sacks, as well as blocking two kicks. He had 5.5 sacks in 2009, and is projected to try and make the transition to 3-4 outside linebacker.

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              • Patriots will release LB Tully Banta-Cain

                Shortly after getting word that he would miss the next four or five weeks due to a recent abdominal surgery, the Patriots have announced that they will release linebacker Tully Banta-Cain, who recorded just five sacks last season. Banta-Cain was mostly used as a pass rushing specialist in the team's sub package, but did not find the same amount of success he did in 2009, when he totaled almost ten sacks. Releasing Banta-Cain is projected to save the Patriots $2.3 million, and they will be responsible for paying him another $2.2 million or so. His role in the sub package appears to belong to Eric Moore now, at least temporarily.

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                • Originally posted by RavenOfProphecy View Post
                  Patriots will release LB Tully Banta-Cain

                  Shortly after getting word that he would miss the next four or five weeks due to a recent abdominal surgery, the Patriots have announced that they will release linebacker Tully Banta-Cain, who recorded just five sacks last season. Banta-Cain was mostly used as a pass rushing specialist in the team's sub package, but did not find the same amount of success he did in 2009, when he totaled almost ten sacks. Releasing Banta-Cain is projected to save the Patriots $2.3 million, and they will be responsible for paying him another $2.2 million or so. His role in the sub package appears to belong to Eric Moore now, at least temporarily.
                  One prediction down. lol
                  Breed's QB Philosophy:
                  Originally posted by Breed
                  At the end of the day...

                  Mobility > Accuracy

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                  • Anyone else interested in signing Jason Taylor? I feel like he would provide an upgrade over Banta-Cain in the sub package. Probably not worth playing in the base defense, but as a defensive end on obvious passing downs I think he could provide some pressure for us.

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                    • Originally posted by RavenOfProphecy View Post
                      Anyone else interested in signing Jason Taylor? I feel like he would provide an upgrade over Banta-Cain in the sub package. Probably not worth playing in the base defense, but as a defensive end on obvious passing downs I think he could provide some pressure for us.
                      Meh. Would much rather go after Roth or someone similar.
                      Breed's QB Philosophy:
                      Originally posted by Breed
                      At the end of the day...

                      Mobility > Accuracy

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                      • No thanks to Jason Taylor. If you think TBC was bad, wait until you see a washed up JT.

                        Mr. 8 5 is more than welcome in NE, but I am afraid he's going to require a current WR to be cut. We already have a lot of WRs who don't contribute on special teams...
                        **** her in da *****!

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                        • Patriots agree to terms with West Virginia LB Anthony Leonard

                          Leonard is an inside linebacker who also has some experience as a 4-3 strongside linebacker. His measurables (6'1", 254, 4.89) aren't anything special, but he had a productive senior season, with 70 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and one sack. He is considered unlikely to make the final roster.

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                          • Anyone remember what Mankins was offered before?
                            Interested to know what a deal for him might add up to/
                            Breed's QB Philosophy:
                            Originally posted by Breed
                            At the end of the day...

                            Mobility > Accuracy

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                            • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Mankins will sign his franchise tender and report to work this week.
                              **** her in da *****!

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                              • Originally posted by descendency View Post
                                ESPNís Adam Schefter reports that Mankins will sign his franchise tender and report to work this week.
                                The most surprising piece of news I've heard all day

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