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    Pats get $7mil "cap relief"

    https://www.clnsmedia.com/report-pat...ez-grievances/

    Jesus Christ. When does the obvious stop?

    The Patriots got some great salary-cap related news on Saturday, freeing up nearly $7 million in cap space after settling grievances with former players Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez.


    Based on projections from Over the Cap, New England had the least amount of cap space in the NFL before Saturday’s news, but now the Patriots are out of the basement.
    The $4 million that the team recouped from Brown’s deal came from a $9 million signing bonus that still had one more payment due to the free-agent wide receiver. As for Hernandez, the $2.55 million credit on the Patriots’ cap stems from his final signing bonus installment that the team held onto after his release in 2013.
    As far as how the Patriots will spend the money, there are still intriguing veteran free agents available on the market and rumored players on the trading block.

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    Re: Pats get $7mil "cap relief"

    They had grievances settled, what's the big deal?
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    Re: Pats get $7mil "cap relief"

    Kraft is hitting the massage parlor to celebrate.
    " When we were young, we were poor. But that didn't stop us from being miserable."


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    Re: Pats get $7mil "cap relief"

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    They had grievances settled, what's the big deal?
    Convenient timing.

    Hernandez was convicted and sent to jail back on 15/4/2015, for chrissakes.

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    Re: Pats get $7mil "cap relief"

    Their is no "conspiracy" with the NFL and the Patriots.

    Unless, All of the owners are in on it.

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    Re: Pats get $7mil "cap relief"

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    Convenient timing.

    Hernandez was convicted and sent to jail back on 15/4/2015, for chrissakes.
    Have you ever known our legal system to work swiftly on matters such as these? I still don’t see what the big deal is. It’s not like free agency opens tomorrow and now they magically have money to sign Brady’s replacement.

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    Yeah, I don't know what's so wrong. It's aggravating but they basically were smart enough to settle what they could at the time it served them best. If they had plenty of cap they'd have settled nothing and they'd appear to be hardcase, which people would interpret as them being jerks. There's probably a legal argument for both violating terms or good faith negotiation for breach of contract, but they found it smart to settle and save. It really was smart and you'd kind of wish we were that savvy when we had DT's driving into buildings and linemen running around in fields without their pants or WR's trying to jump naked through windows. It didn't hurt the Pats any not having Brown or Hernandez making worse problems, and to their credit unfortunately, they just gained again by cutting losses.

    Not sure what they might have done wrong.
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    Re: Pats get $7mil "cap relief"

    Maybe Antonio Brown will re sign with the Patriots then re infect the team, can't wait
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    Re: Pats get $7mil "cap relief"

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Have you ever known our legal system to work swiftly on matters such as these? I still don’t see what the big deal is. It’s not like free agency opens tomorrow and now they magically have money to sign Brady’s replacement.
    Barry Sanders and the Lions dispute took less than three months.

    I'll concede the point if you can come up with another instance of a salary cap/signing bonus issue taking seven years to resolve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    Barry Sanders and the Lions dispute took less than three months.

    I'll concede the point if you can come up with another instance of a salary cap/signing bonus issue taking seven years to resolve.
    Cool story, no relevance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Cool story, no relevance.
    It's completely relevant to your "Have you ever known our legal system to work swiftly on matters such as these?" comment. (Technically it's a league issue anyway, not a "our legal system" one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Have you ever known our legal system to work swiftly on matters such as these? I still don’t see what the big deal is. It’s not like free agency opens tomorrow and now they magically have money to sign Brady’s replacement.
    Fair point, but when was the last time a team that had virtually zero cap space suddenly got $7 million in cap space due to players that are long gone, one that's been gone for 5 years? When was the last time a team magically found that much cap space from long gone players period?

    Their offense struggled last year and is poised to take a step back with the loss of Brady. They're not favored to win the division for the first time in nearly two decades. They have so little cap space that they can't really make any moves then boom- $7 million out of nowhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    Fair point, but when was the last time a team that had virtually zero cap space suddenly got $7 million in cap space due to players that are long gone, one that's been gone for 5 years? When was the last time a team magically found that much cap space from long gone players period?

    Their offense struggled last year and is poised to take a step back with the loss of Brady. They're not favored to win the division for the first time in nearly two decades. They have so little cap space that they can't really make any moves then boom- $7 million out of nowhere?
    They have a front office that knows what its doing, There's a reason they have dominated the NFL for so long.

    If something was suspicious, The rest of the owners in the NFL that keep Goodell as an employee to run their league would cry foul.

    They don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downinfloflo View Post
    They have a front office that knows what its doing, There's a reason they have dominated the NFL for so long.

    If something was suspicious, The rest of the owners in the NFL that keep Goodell as an employee to run their league would cry foul.

    They don't.
    Revenue sharing. If the Pats make more money, everyone benefits. Boston is one of the largest markets in the country and the football fans are very fickle. They all benefit from that team winning because it gets the TV ratings up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downinfloflo View Post
    They have a front office that knows what its doing, There's a reason they have dominated the NFL for so long.

    If something was suspicious, The rest of the owners in the NFL that keep Goodell as an employee to run their league would cry foul.

    They don't.
    I'm pretty sure Jerry Jones made some noise about replacing Goodell last off-season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    Fair point, but when was the last time a team that had virtually zero cap space suddenly got $7 million in cap space due to players that are long gone, one that's been gone for 5 years? When was the last time a team magically found that much cap space from long gone players period?

    Their offense struggled last year and is poised to take a step back with the loss of Brady. They're not favored to win the division for the first time in nearly two decades. They have so little cap space that they can't really make any moves then boom- $7 million out of nowhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    I'm pretty sure Jerry Jones made some noise about replacing Goodell last off-season.
    Pretty sure we can count on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justasportsfan View Post
    Kraft lost a tooth and the tooth fairy showed up with money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    Yeah, I don't know what's so wrong. It's aggravating but they basically were smart enough to settle what they could at the time it served them best. If they had plenty of cap they'd have settled nothing and they'd appear to be hardcase, which people would interpret as them being jerks. There's probably a legal argument for both violating terms or good faith negotiation for breach of contract, but they found it smart to settle and save. It really was smart and you'd kind of wish we were that savvy when we had DT's driving into buildings and linemen running around in fields without their pants or WR's trying to jump naked through windows. It didn't hurt the Pats any not having Brown or Hernandez making worse problems, and to their credit unfortunately, they just gained again by cutting losses.

    Not sure what they might have done wrong.
    Maybe they didn't do anything wrong but the timing is strange. I mean, they're the worst they've been in nearly two decades, they have no cap space to make moves, and then suddenly these issues that have been lingering for years go away and they get $7 million in cap back?

    Remember, this is the team that gave us Spygate, Deflategate, and just recently got punished for filming a team's sideline during a game (plus who knows how many other things that they never got busted for). They haven't earned the benefit of the doubt on things that look suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally The Barber View Post
    Maybe Antonio Brown will re sign with the Patriots then re infect the team, can't wait
    I heard Tampa or bust Brady still wants him.

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