Found March 08, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was asked whether or not he believes the New England Patriots will go after Texans defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams once free agency begins.

Schefter gave his answer on his ESPN blog.

“It’s usually not the Patriot Way to pour their resources into one marquee player such as Williams,” wrote Schefter.  “He would be great in their system, and the Patriots certainly could use him, so it’s logical to make the connection between the two sides — it won’t be the first time it happens. But my sense of it today — and senses seem to change many days during free agency — is that he will wind up elsewhere.”

I don’t believe Bill Belichick and the Patriots would be willing to spend a load of money on Williams.  Don’t forget about Adalius Thomas, who the Patriots paid and ended up being a bust for them.

Look for the Patriots to pick up some pass rushers in Aprils draft.


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Dunta Robinson May Have Just Helped Land Mario Williams in Atlanta

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So much for that franchise quarterback thing

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TSX: Around the League

The Sports Xchange discusses the frontrunners for free agent Mario Williams, the crop of receivers in this year's draft, the market for backup quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and much more.

Report: Colts looking to trade Dwight Freeney

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts are listening to trade offers for Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney. Freeney is scheduled to make roughly $14 million in 2012, which is a lot of money for the Colts to pay him, since they’re already having salary cap problems as it is. Freeney just turned 32 years-old last month and should have at least a few good years left in him.
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