Originally written January 31, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com recently conducted an online chat with some fans of the New England Patriots and indicated that wide receiver Brandon Lloyd may not be back next season. I think we’ll see Edelman back, but Lloyd and Welker aren’t locks in my view. A lot will depend on the market/economics. I’m interested to see how they approach it. Reiss believes Lloyd coming back will depend on if the Patriots believe he’s worth keeping around. If they keep him, it’s a $4.5m cap charge. Just comes down to if they think he’s worth that, as opposed to cutting him (post June 1 would be $1 million in dead money for 2013 and another $1 million in dead money for 2014, if I have my math right). I think he has value. Just not sure how the coaching staff assesses it as it relates to economics.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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