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Old 03-29-2014, 07:49 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
This year they are spending $21M more on the Offense than Defense. Next year, they're currently on the hook for $10M more on Offense than Defense, and will have these starters coming in FA:

1. Demaryius Thomas
2. Wes Welker
3. Julius Thomas
4. Orlando Franklin
5. Terrance Knighton
6. Kevin Vickerson
7. Chris Harris
8. Nate Irving
9. Rahim Moore

They'll have roughly $26M-$30M to spend in FA, and won't be able to re-sign everybody. Orlando Franklin represents a big ticket item on Offense. If they let him walk, they'll be able to re-sign more guys like Knighton and Moore.
The idea that one would let a borderline elite RT walk in favor of the most average of average safeties is the height of lunacy.
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