View Full Version : The Patriots Should Be Out Of The Running For Wallace...

03-06-2012, 04:04 PM
...considering that they franchised Wes Welker...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... ots-welker (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AtmeN7OIIw5Avf0LdssSy_dDubYF?slug=ap-patriots-welker)

With $9.5 million tied up with Welker, can the Pats* negotiate a long term deal with him, come up with an offer for Wallace that the Steelers won't match and sign Wallace to that offer sheet without violating the salary cap?

03-06-2012, 04:25 PM
If I recall correctly, New England was more than $20 million under the cap, so they could still make a move like this if they really wanted to. However, if I had to guess, if they are going to throw huge money at someone, I think that someone would be Mario Williams, since he's an elite young pass rusher and they need to improve their pass rush more than anything. At wideout, I'd guess that they'll sign Brandon Lloyd to pair with Welker, because Lloyd had success with Josh McDaniels in both Denver and St. Louis. They can do all of this without giving up a high draft pick like they would for Wallace. They'll probably end up trading that 31st overall pick to some sucker team for this year's 2nd round pick and next year's first round pick like they always seem to do.

03-06-2012, 04:26 PM
What they do with their own player has nothing to do with what they can do going after other players. As long as they have the cap space, and I think they do, they could get both Welker and Wallace.

Make perfect sense for them given that Welker will sign with them since he will want to finish his career there and Wallace fills a huge need for them as a deep threat they haven't had in two plus years plus a up and coming player.