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Old 05.02.2009, 10:29 PM
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Thumbs up New England Patriots franchise Matt Cassel

The New England Patriots announced today that they have utilized their 2009 franchise designation on quarterback Matt Cassel.

He becomes the first offensive player and just the fourth Patriot to be franchised by the team, joining Adam Vinatieri (2002 and 2005), Tebucky Jones (2003) and Asante Samuel (2007).

"Matt has been a pleasure to coach his entire career and last season in particular, when his years of hard work and commitment resulted in a most impressive performance," said Patriots coach Bill Belichick in a press release. "We look forward to working with Matt again in 2009."

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Let the bidding begin.

People's thoughts are that the last sentence is there to please the Players union.
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Old 05.02.2009, 10:31 PM
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they should play brady
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Old 05.02.2009, 10:33 PM
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Well obviously.

But now its official and surprising to me that its been done so early.

Let the bidding begin
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Old 05.02.2009, 10:54 PM
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shock!

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shock!

I second this. Is there anyone in the world that didnt expect this?
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I second this. Is there anyone in the world that didnt expect this?
Be prepared to see Tom Brady traded guys (how extreme does that sound), Think what or who you could get for him! Cassel isn't being franchised to sit on the bench.

If Brady is traded, I think the pats should be ashamed. They will have treated him terribly.

Can you see Brady siiting on the bench? He'll maker $14 million next season too.

Cant believe this, Brady is the best player in the NFL. Hope he ends up in Dallas, cant see it right enough lol!

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Old 06.02.2009, 12:07 AM
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Brady's not going anywhere, he's the starter (assuming he's fit) on opening day. Matt Cassel himself knows that.

Ignore what BB says about "looking forward to working with Matt again in 2009". He has to say that as its against the rules to franchise a player with the intention of trading him.
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Be prepared to see Tom Brady traded guys (how extreme does that sound), Think what or who you could get for him! Cassel isn't being franchised to sit on the bench.

If Brady is traded, I think the pats should be ashamed. They will have treated him terribly.

Can you see Brady siiting on the bench? He'll maker $14 million next season too.

Cant believe this, Brady is the best player in the NFL. Hope he ends up in Dallas, cant see it right enough lol!
Uh...are you on drugs?!
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Old 06.02.2009, 12:09 AM
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Well obviously.

But now its official and surprising to me that its been done so early.

Let the bidding begin
No way you'll get 3 first round draft picks for Cassel....... Brady, maybe, but not Cassel.

Thats what it cost to trade for a franchise tag. League rules.
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Uh...are you on drugs?!
Can you see the Patriots pay 2 guys 28 million to compete for 1 spot on the team? No chance mate! Are you on drugs?
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