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Pats sign Gillislee to offer sheet...

Mike in St. Louis : 4/18/2017 2:02 pm
2 years, $6.4 million...another RB?

another sign Blount won't be back in New England?
I hope so  
Matt in SGS : 4/18/2017 2:03 pm : link
I want Blount here.
Great move by the Pats to ink a player  
LI NHB : 4/18/2017 2:10 pm : link
who played very well in reserve for Shady McCoy. Weakens divisional foe and gives them a cheaper option to get those tough yards.
Would've loved the  
Metnut : 4/18/2017 2:12 pm : link
Giants to look into adding him. He played really well in limited touches. He even had a higher YPC than McCoy running behind the same lines both times. Great value for only a 5th round pick.
Reese and co waiting for that AP price to drop  
est1986 : 4/18/2017 2:18 pm : link
... ?
RE: I hope so  
Milton : 4/18/2017 2:36 pm : link
In comment 13432791 Matt in SGS said:
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I want Blount here.
I'd rather go with young blood.
Bill loves him a Gator  
Giantgator : 4/18/2017 2:55 pm : link
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So he won't vulture McCoy's TDs this year?  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 4/18/2017 3:05 pm : link
Stupendous!
We need that veteran  
Doomster : 4/18/2017 3:05 pm : link
presence, to be a starter in case of injury....

Certainly looks like Blount is no longer a Pat.....
This signing must make  
Doomster : 4/18/2017 3:11 pm : link
Malcolm Butler happy......
They love signing players from their own division.  
732NYG : 4/18/2017 3:21 pm : link
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I thought it read Gisselle  
mattlawson : 4/18/2017 3:21 pm : link
And was expecting some kind of joke
RE: They love signing players from their own division.  
Matt in SGS : 4/18/2017 4:18 pm : link
In comment 13432974 732NYG said:
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It's a win/win from Little Bill. Either they get the player (with whom they are familiar from playing twice a year and scouting) and at the same time take him away from their competition at a price they are comfortable with under the cap. Or they force the competition to sign them at a cap figure which was not of their choosing. The Pats are a machine.
Bills are not expected to match...  
Mike in St. Louis : 4/18/2017 4:44 pm : link

The Boston Herald reports the Bills are unlikely to match New England's two-year, $6.4 million offer for RFA Mike Gillislee.

Yikes. It means the Bills are likely to lose an RFA to the Patriots for the second straight year after 2016's Chris Hogan deal. An extremely valuable backup behind LeSean McCoy, Gillislee could have been tendered at the second-round level for just $1 million more. As it stands, Gillislee will net the Bills a fifth-rounder if they indeed can't match.


Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter
How many scat back RBs does BB need?  
GiantsLaw : 4/18/2017 5:03 pm : link
They have Lewis, White, & Burkhead, all similar RBs. I guess he intends to go with 4 scat backs and no traditional 2 down back. No workhorse, just rotate them in & out...
still seems an odd allocation of resources  
GiantsLaw : 4/18/2017 5:03 pm : link
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RE: How many scat back RBs does BB need?  
Gmen4Life21 : 4/18/2017 10:06 pm : link
In comment 13433185 GiantsLaw said:
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They have Lewis, White, & Burkhead, all similar RBs. I guess he intends to go with 4 scat backs and no traditional 2 down back. No workhorse, just rotate them in & out...


Is it possible he could be more than that? He's listed at 5'11 219 lbs, that's pretty big for RB. 208 lbs at draft 4+ years ago. That's bigger than what Tiki and McCoy are listed at. I don't know if he can run inside, haven't seen him much. I'm not sure he's gotten much an opportunity either though. He's been used as a change of pace hr hitter, but maybe he's capable of more?
If Reese spent 3.2 mill per  
adamg : 4/19/2017 1:42 am : link
On a back up RB when we already have six on the roster, I'd love to see the reaction...

I'd also love if we could add Blount and not spend a pick at RB.
'On a back up RB'...  
Torrag : 4/19/2017 6:20 am : link
If the Pats are going to pay him that he'll be more than just a backup for them. You can bank on it. he'll be a regular part of their committee approach and that warrants this level of contract.
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