2020 Free Agents: Running Backs

-by MAC

Unlike the Patriots quarterback position, which still has a large amount of uncertainty, the running back position is not as unsettled. Still, Coach Bill always considers an upgrade if the price is right. Below is a list of key running back free agents. Are there any the Patriots should pursue? Or should they keep who they have and draft potential future running backs?

Ameer Abdullah
Peyton Barber
Kenyan Drake
Melvin Gordon
Frank Gore
Derrick Henry
Jordan Howard
Carlos Hyde
Lamar Miller
Ty Montgomery
C.J. Prosise
Wendell Smallwood
Chris Thompson
DeAndre Washington
Jonathan Williams

Some restricted free agents include:

Matt Breida
Corey Clement
Kareem Hunt

Let the discusssion begin. As always, some players may be off the list by the time this is posted.

Next up: Wide receivers and tight ends

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Players’ voting on the CBA just concluded. Results of the vote are expected to be known later Sunday morning. An independent auditor conducted the vote for the NFLPA and must verify the result before communicating it to the union.

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The CBA delay of the FT date works pretty well for New England. The deadline ends right before the tampering period begins, meaning the Patriots could sneak Thuney in right before Brady leaves.

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I don’t believe it will. The two main arguments are 1) FA visits and 2) Physicals Top free agents don’t take visits. The way FA goes now and a huge run in the first 4 days including the tampering days. A slow trickle of B tier players over the week and a half and then the visits generally begin about half way through that week and going forward the rest of the month with very little action on any higher priced players until the comp window runs out. Delaying that back end of free agency is no big deal, it… Read more »

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I’m not a Stidham fan , so what? Do you think i’m rooting against him if he becomes the starter? I’m rooting for the Pats team.
If Brady leaves and Stidham gets the job, i will still root for the Pats and hope Stidham proves me wrong. I would be happy, instead of being right but the Pats losing.

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Best case scenario: Brady leaves. Bill tanks or moves up to draft the next franchise QB. Stidham ain’t it.

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To be fair i would hate a full season tanking for a franchise QB

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Not me. It would actually be kinda fun and very stress free.

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i hate to see Pats losing, i’m greedy i know 🙂

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The best case scenario is that TB12 stays and BB finds some brilliant way to bring us another SB this season.

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Going 1-15 and landing Lawrence would be sweet but they have way too much talent to do that. Otherwise, we’ve seen Stidham take less than 10 NFL snaps. Bill went 11-5 with a 7th round flier, college back-up.

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and none of the guys on the roster would lose on purpose

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I think Slater re-signing proves BB is not gonna tank if Brady leaves

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I don’t think that was ever in question, doubt or considered an option.

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Posting to stop Smack’s rapid-fire streak – not sure why he’s up at 11pm EST

Draft related – Love and Herbert solidifying their 1st rd status helps us a couple ways. If they get picked earlier than 23, a player otherwise unavailable will slide to us. Or if one or both are still available, it could land us a decent haul to trade out.

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Herbert needs at least 1 year to be a starter, Love is gonna be a bust.

And Herbert won’t fall below #15

bring
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Yeah just like Stidham is gonna be a bust

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I have the same right to say it like you to believe he isn’t.

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Don’t state it as fact, when you have no idea

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neither do you.
I also didn’t have an idea about Wilson or Jimmy G

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What did I state?

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you don’t state anything, for sure. If you don’t have an opinion why do you even post? Are you afraid of being wrong? My friend, it happens to all of us.
My opinions are always right? No. But i’m SURE some will be. If you don’t like it is your problem, not mine.

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It’s really ok that’s going on with Smack- it’s information in the world that’s going on all around us- just be patient- please.

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Say what? We all watch TV and know how to google – it doesn’t need to be repeated here. Period.

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ok, we have to agree with you. Period.

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I was just asking you not to rapid fire post scary sh*t all the time… we’re all have a responsibility to keep eachother calm, and prevent panic.

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Yes-please- we all have our own stresses.

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I think we should all be able to recognize by now, that his frequent posting of coronavirus-related links is just typical Deadsmack enthusiasm, and not him trying to spread panic

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Patience is key.

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Nope – we don’t need it regurgitated out here

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so what do we need here?

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serenity now

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i get it you are stressed, but there is no need for that mood either.

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my point was that those news articles/youtube videos don’t necessarily pass the sniff test of accuracy– and those are the ones that are causing unnecessary panic.

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Those are are reports for real media, not social media stuff. And i also tried to avoid Fox News and CNN stuff as most as possible

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Hi

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Hi Tishan

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Good evening- how are tings?

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A source said the Washington Redskins are very interested in Austin Hooper, while ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported the Green Bay Packers, who recently released veteran Jimmy Graham, are set to make a run at Hooper. The Chicago Bears reportedly have interest in Hooper as well. Other teams are expected to at least inquire when the legal negotiating period begins Monday.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28902306/falcons-te-austin-hooper-grateful-interest-free-agency-nears

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But we are less than 24 hours to know if Brady stays or goes

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New York state reports its first 2 fatalities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YNW9pmAtak

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smack, I know you like to post this stuff.. but you gotta temper it a bit. Fear, anxiety, depression are real issues with some folks– and it feels like you are stoking the fire.

We are trying to keep people calm, not post tons of sh*t that’s going to freak everyone out!

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I’m just trying to post real news. We can’t hide from what is going on and panic is not an answer (never was).
Information is the solution, our actions (all of us) in the right way can save lives.

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There is absolutely nothing you post here that is news to anybody.

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yes, mr. grumpy

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you don’t need to post things here that everyone already knows

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At the end of the month, “everybody” will know the real magnitude of all this

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Hahahahaha – stop pretending you’re saving us

We already know it’s bad – you are not telling us anything we don’t already know – how many times can I say it?

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i don’t pretend anything. I’m on the same boat as everyone here. I don’t even know if i’m infected or not. All i know is that in the next 15 days we are gonna see the result of our actions until this week.

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No shit – again – you’re not telling us anything we don’t already know

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Do you always speak like if you are more than 1 person?

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Coronavirus outbreak: Italian residents join together to sing from balconies during lockdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_rLw6SCSmE

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Scherff got tagged. Thuney #1 OG on market now.

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He gone

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Christian Wood tests positive

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3rd NBA player

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Zach Lowy @ZachLowy
Cristiano Ronaldo will transform his chain of hotels in Portugal into free hospitals that will be used to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
The Portuguese player, who remains in quarantine in Madeira, will pay the wages of the workers and doctors.
https://www.marca.com/futbol/liga-italiana/2020/03/15/5e6d648d46163f406e8b4689.html

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Oh yes, and despite all the breaks in my routine, I am still on track for my month with no booze… I’ve found getting through the weekends is the hardest time.

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Or, I guess, most boring time.

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It’s really tough the first couple of weeks because of all the associations. There are so many things we do that are accompanied by a drink or three. But you’ll notice if you keep it up that it’ll get easier. I’ve managed to keep my consumption to weekends only, but I need to put in a longer break because I find myself drinking more than just that one bottle of wine spread over two days. That’s when I know it’s time to cool it for a while. Oh yeah, and the 10 lbs I put on. LOL

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Best week ever!

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Spanish PM’s wife tests positive for Covid-19 after Madrid imposes national lockdown to tackle the disease

https://www.rt.com/news/483158-spain-pm-wife-coronavirus/

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The Associated Press @AP
BREAKING: Trump doctor says president has tested negative for novel coronavirus. Follow AP coverage of the virus outbreak here:

https://twitter.com/AP/status/1238969661821276176

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The New York Times @nytimes
The Fox Business anchor Trish Regan, who dismissed coronavirus concerns on-air as “another attempt to impeach the president,” has been removed from her prime-time slot for the foreseeable future, the network said on Friday
https://nyti.ms/38UYSVH

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good for them.. I still think the world would be a better place if FOX news and CNN just ceased to be.

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Vice President Mike Pence urged the Executive Office staff to follow some guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus, according to a letter to Pence wrote that was obtained by CNN. “It’s imperative each one of us do our part to take the proper precautions to keep ourselves and our colleagues safe,” Pence wrote. “As an employee aboard the White House Complex, we have an additional duty to protect the health of our Executive Branch and those working with us.” Some of the steps listed to reduce transmission included: – Washing hands for 20 seconds – Social distancing, or limiting… Read more »

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lol at the Zack Cox tweet —>

Folks are goin feral without sports!

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Yup- not even any golf to take a nap by.

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ive been watching rocket league on twitch.. its a video game, but I literally have nothing else to do but sit in my house.

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Esports on the rise 🙂

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I’m baking cookies for St. Patrick’s Day 🙂

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Catching up on Amazon and Netflix shows.

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I’m so bored I’m literally doing math

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are you alone?

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Yeah. I made a matlab script that does a simple fluid mechanics problem. Now I want to make a visualization of it. But I don’t know how yet and I don’t want to cheat and use a pre-made library.

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If you wanna talk about anything feel free to do it, bruh

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Dude I’m fine. Just bored out of my skull. I’ll watch some football cut-ups later so I’ll DEFINITELY want to talk 🙂

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Go to the grocery store- just for a good laugh.

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It’s good for the mind.

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My God! Some one get this man a girlfriend!

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Saw a local news story that the losing of schools, etc. was a main reason for the upsurge in people clearing shelves in stores. They found it amusing that after the school closing announcements that there was also an upsurge in liquor store sales. 🙂

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Having the kids out of school increases the need for liquor.

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LOL. Yep.

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I’m going to need some after hearing all the kids screaming outside in the neighborhood this afternoon- lots of dogs barking too.

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LOL

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Had to go to a grocery store today. I,too, am amazed at the empty shelves. Made a comment to my wife that one can understand it to a certain point but still thought it was crazy. Then a grumpy customer in earshot started to backlash at us. Nasty words.

Most other folks were great and the store staff showed a lot of patience.

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Did they have toilet paper?

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Not on the shelves but saw some in carts.

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There isn’t a square of tp anywhere around here.

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Well manufacturers say there’s no shortage. Just restocking issues.

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They’re lying.

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My daughter #2 works for a company that does financial work for many hotels and they have started laying off people- she’s safe for now.

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I set up my home computer to access my work email.. planning on hunkering down and working from home. I’m pretty lucky.

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She’s working from home too but no visits to any of the properties that she handles. The hotels are really suffering with all the meetings and conferences, theme parks, sporting events being cancelled.

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yep, tourism sector is taking a big hit

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I told her that these hotels are just going to have to ride it out- it will bounce back but maybe not until Fall.

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i agree

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It was amazing how the movie “Contagion” from 2011 was so accurate about some of things we are witnessing today with the Covid-19 spread (although not all and the end seems too easy for such kind of event).

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It was based off the 2009 swine flu pandemic, so it’s not surprising.

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UK coronavirus deaths rise to 21 – as Trump extends travel ban to the UK and Ireland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmEiD5LxZNQ

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I’m curious to see UK approach at the end of the month

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I’m wondering if he will ban travel to CA and WA in the near future.

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Former Italy and Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli reveals he has “lost friends” to the Coronavirus outbreak. “Unfortunately, I think we closed everything down a week too late.”

https://www.football-italia.net/151170/prandelli-i-lost-friends-coronavirus

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Connor MacGregor’s aunt has died from it in Ireland.

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Dr. Yale Tung Chen, who contracted coronavirus from a colleague while treating patients in Madrid, shares his story with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cOExWfYqr0

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Sounds like Spain is getting very hard with the virus.

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The trajectory will be similar for many countries including the US I’m guessing

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Everybody should follow german approach

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Some of you know I really hate the Turkish government but I have to give them credit here. They cancelled trips to/from Italy around 2-3 weeks ago. With the first official confirmed case on Wednesday, they closed all universities and schools and canceled concerts and other mass gathering events. All flights to/from bigger European countries were cancelled yesterday. Still only 5 confirmed cases as of today. I am sure there are more but they are taking solid measures.

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But they didn’t cancel soccer games, even if there are no fans on the stands

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Yes but I think they will

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Fenerbahce lost today, it was the only live sports event on TV i watched all day

🙂

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Seems irresponsible to be playing games at this point.

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Although there were no fans. But i agree they also should protect players, they can also spread it like any of us.

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No fans but I agree

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Yeah it was a terrible snooze fest lol

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more than 1.500 cases just in the last 24 hours

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It’s unreal.

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The number of cases is gonna rise in Portugal too, let’s hope not at that rate.

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Hope you and your family stay healthy and safe.

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yep, for now we are. We are gonna stay at home at least the next month.

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Good idea.

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Looking at Pats’ cap numbers. Here are a few players that have a good chance of getting cut or restructured. 1) Dont’a Hightower. 12.5M cap hit, 10M savings if cut. 2) Mohamed Sanu. 6.5M hit, 6.5m savings 3) Rex Burkhead. 3.9M hit, 2.9m savings 4) Deatrich Wise. 2.3hit, 2.15 savings 5) Terrence Brooks. 1.9hit, 1.7 savings 6) Matt LaCosse. 1.45 hit, 1.3 savings Just to put it into context: With all the 6 names on the list remain with the Pats: If the 6 names on here are cut the Patriots would have (without Slater extension): 1) ~28M in cap… Read more »

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All are in final year, so restructure doesn’t apply (no cap savings) – only extend, cut, or trade

You can toggle through the options here – https://overthecap.com/salary-cap/new-england-patriots/

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Tbh I wouldn’t mind if all these guys get cut

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Trump: I took coronavirus test but don’t have results yet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T-aqQLo2Ig

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COVID-19 death rate per 1,000 infections
– Italy: 68.11
– Iran: 48
– China: 39.46
– Spain: 31.61
– USA: 22.01
– South Korea: 8.9
– Germany: 1.91

https://www.euronews.com/2020/03/09/coronavirus-italy-becomes-most-affected-country-after-china

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have to think the US is only gonna go up

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We have no clue what the rates are, because of the woeful availability of testing.

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That can be included in the model. There is also going to be some uncertainty around each of these estimates that is not being presented.

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Adam Schefter

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Washington Redskins announced they placed the exclusive franchise tag on guard Brandon Scherff.

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I’m guessing we’ll know by tomorrow what the CBA vote is and that could change a lot.

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Why are people buying so much toilet paper? And what the heck are they eating that they need so much?

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lots of beans i guess

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It’s the craziest thing. Both the grocery stores by me are completely out and the rest of the store is virtually normal. Just bizarre.

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yeah same here… i saw somebody with 10 jars of peanuts… like… weird thing to stockpile but ok

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I went yesterday and it was the craziest I’ve ever seen it- no paper products at all- very little meat- canned goods gong like crazy- just very weird.

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I understand meat and canned goods. Water of course would be #1. But TP? I live in a resort community so we’re advantaged in that we have infrastructure for 25000 with a local pop of 2500. But everything else was slightly depleted but relatively normal– yet not a single roll of TP.

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yeah its kind of a surreal thing walking through the store and seeing which items people feel like they need to stockpile as if they’ll never see them again

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Toilet paper madness all over the world

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And the TP industry says there won’t be a shortage and is just as confused about the hoarding.

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they will cut even more trees

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I wish free would come back, start a season on Madden, and start giving us all live updates on each game.

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It depends 🙂

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Keep in mind, Ted Johnson is still bitter about the Pats not wanting him back.

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It’s probably true, but not for the reason Johnson states. The Pats are in a crappy cap situation and keeping Brady on his terms – surround him with weapons – is almost impossible without hurting other areas of the team. Bill is about winning, and about the team. Always has been.

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It’s crazy that the Pats are in a bad cap situation for the first time since, like, 2000.

That’s some masterful cap management over the past two decades.

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The Hernandez money situation and now AB’s dead money didn’t help.

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So– the Pats have 29 mil in cap space– if Brady stays he eats up AT LEAST 13 million of that. That means on 16-17 million to re-sign Patriot AND other FA’s.

If Brady DOESNT stay, the Pats STILL lose 13 million in dead money! So they– in the best case scenario– only have 16-17 million to spend on everyone else. FA’s, rookies, etc. It’s just not a good spot to be.

The last time I can recall this happening was with Pete Carroll, when he front loaded the Pats with high-end talent and ruined the cap.

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It would be the ideal time to tank a season, but Bill will probably never go for that.

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No. If they re-sign Brady before Weds they have roughly $37M because the $13M in void money can then be spread over the next two seasons but he eats up over $20M maybe closer to $30M– depending on how the contract is structured. Then they have nothing because they remaining money has to be reserved for draft and in-season costs. If he doesn’t stay they still have around $30M because there are no accelerated costs left to factor but they’d again only really be able to spend $20-25M depending on how much they’d want to push free agency vs. reserve.… Read more »

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Does Slater coming back give you a better idea of where Yhe Patriots are with Brady or are the two independent?

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I don’t see one affecting the other.

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I thought pats cap was including that $12M in his current cap space, so the Pats have ~$44M in cap space, but then with Brady’s 13.5M it goes down to ~$30M.

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Can look at it that way, but that money is set in stone so I’d look at in reverse. They are around 30 and get back 6.75 if he signs before Weds.

cqrun
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Probably a better way to think about. Regardless, I figure there is confusion out there about the current cap figure and how Brady’s contract is factored into that cap number.

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Trent Williams available for a trade. But the problem is always that: we do not have money … unless TB is gone …

NewEnglandBlight
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the Pats don’t have money even IF Tom Brady is gone.

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been optimistic for once….

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Only this soeason, though. Stidham is cheap for a couple more years, so starting next season Bill can really stock up the roster. Ironically, not having a good QB on a cheap rookie deal for almost 20 years kinda hurt the Pats, too. Sure, Brady got team friendly contracts, but still not as cheap as a rookie would have been.

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Coronavirus Misinformation & Toilet Paper Panic | The Daily Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls0ZormAOhU

Trevor Noah is hilarious 😀

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The grocery store shelves are completely out. It’s hilarious, they have virtually everything else but the toilet paper isle is empty. Not a single roll.

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Spain Becomes Latest Epicenter of Coronavirus After a Faltering Response
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/world/europe/spain-coronavirus-emergency.html

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Coronavirus latest: More than 1,500 new cases in Spain in 24 hours
https://www.euronews.com/2020/03/09/coronavirus-italy-becomes-most-affected-country-after-china

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169 in Portugal, still no deaths

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With seemingly everything shutting down or canceling, guess I’ll do taxes. (Yaaayyyy)

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but first, a fun outing for an MRI……..

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https://weei.radio.com/blogs/weei/potential-patriots-target-slapped-with-franchise-tag

It would have been nice to have a shot a t him but he has missed a lot of games in his career.

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Did you watch the National Geographic miniseries, “The Hot Zone”?
It’s about the true story of the discovery of new strain of Ebola virus in 1989 at Reston (Washington, DC).

The Hot Zone: Official Trailer | National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YxNYnHTxAg

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As Europe Shuts Down, Britain Takes a Different, and Contentious, Approach
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has largely kept Britain open, opting for more targeted measures, a strategy that has startled some epidemiologists.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/world/europe/coronavirus-britain-boris-johnson.html

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I just watched a movie called Incendies. If you haven’t, try and watch it in your self-quarantine time, its really good

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Is that the Villeneuve film, from 2008 sometime? Good movie.

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I’m gonna watch “Contagion” today

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Are you going to add “Andromeda” to the list?

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Pats bringing back Slater- thank goodness!!

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I don’t see much of a dropoff with that guy.. and he’s an amazing spiritual leader for everyone (even those who don’t practice Christianity)

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He’s the heart of the team.

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that just made my day 🙂

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Nice to get some good news.

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and how do we feel about slater coming back?

https://twitter.com/i/status/976570394621562880

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🙂

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Coronavirus and the NBA: Child tests positive for COVID-19 after getting autographs at Jazz vs. Celtics game
Police in in Westerley, Rhode Island announced Friday that one of the two children in the town who had been recently diagnosed with coronavirus got an autograph from an NBA player on March 6. The autograph reportedly happened when the Utah Jazz visited the Boston Celtics.

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/coronavirus-and-the-nba-child-tests-positive-for-covid-19-after-getting-autographs-at-jazz-vs-celtics-game/

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Poor kid! I hope he beats it and keeps going to C’s games when it’s all over!

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Damn.

bring
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Someone local reported he gave it to Gobert

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ESPN updated their draft prospects ratings – https://www.espn.com/nfl/draft/bestavailable

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Lol @ Derrick Brown at 3rd

bring
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Have you seen Blacklock? It would be nice to get a solid DT

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You don’t like him either?

memokerobi
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Regardless of I like him, a run defending DT as the #3 ovr prospect just doesn’t make sense. Those guys just become a regular starter in the NFL. Vita Vea, Dexter Lawrence etc

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I mean, Dewayne Robertson was drafted 4th overall by the Jets.. remember him?

Yeah, neither do I.

Getting a “regular starter” at #3 ain’t that bad. You could do MUCH worse.

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Jets, Bills, Fins – all snagged stud DTs early 1st rd last year

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I’m just saying, a “regular starter” is actually a good thing.

bring
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No argument here

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We could use a run defending DT

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Yes, we can find them later in the draft/UDFA or FA. I wouldn’t invest a ton in a 2 down player like Malcom Brown. Maybe 10 years ago

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Hoping we resign Shelton, and perhaps Cowart turns into a steal