News is that CBA talks have broken down. Despite earlier optimism, talks have ended with no extension. According to ESPN.com, Thursday could turn into "Bloody Thursday" with the release of several "big name" players:
The Patriots are under the $92 million dollar cap by $1.5 million. For more on the Pat's salary cap situation, (this site is excellent as it breaks down the Patriots salary cap in great detail): Miguel's UNOFFICIAL Salary Cap page. The article continues and projects players like Warrick Dunn in Atlanta and Will Shields in Kansas City may be cut. In addition, the article suggests (humorously) that the Washington Redskins could have to play with 20 rookies in 2006 as they extended several player's contracts in prior years. Does this benefit the Pats in regard to McGinest (as teams will not have the room under the cap to sign him if we release him)?
Bills release DT Sam Adams:
According to ESPN.com and billsinsider.com, the Buffalo Bills have released Sam Adams, freeing up $3.5 million in cap space. Would Adams be a good fit for the Pat's D-Line and system? Adams is a big body that excels in a 3-4. Part of the reason the Bills released him (other than his salary) is that the Bills are moving to a 4 man front. Marv Levy on Sirius radio:
Would be a scary sight for opposing lineman to see Wilfork and Adams.
Moulds rejects Bill's offer:
Looks like Moulds will more than likely be released. If we lose Givens, he may be a viable option. Heck, he has always killed us and it would be nice to have him on our side. He will, however have several suitors I'm sure. Philadelphia, Dallas and San Diego are mentioned in the article as teams being interested. I guess he'd have to be sold on the organization and the potential to win a superbowl...sooner rather than later.