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07:28 AM ET 01.23 | So long, Julian Edelman? Looking at this year's free agent big board, shutdown corner [Aqib Talib] stands as the most important player for the Pats to retain. There really isn't much debate. But if you want to talk about the most intriguing in-house free agent, the vote here goes to [Edelman]. The Patriots are in a bit of a pickle with this one, and that's why it's going to be interesting to watch how the situation unfolds. ... [Danny Amendola] got the money but didn't produce the way the team hoped. After aggravating a preseason groin injury in the first game against Buffalo, he never was the same. Now the situation boils down to paying significant money to two slot receivers. Can the Pats realistically justify giving Edelman a contract similar to Amendola's five-year, $28.5-million deal?

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January 23, 2014  07:35 AM ET

Thinking Amendola was going to be anything close to Welker was just STUPID! Now deal with that mess.

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January 23, 2014  07:40 AM ET
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Need a TE who can stay healthy too.

and out of jail.

January 23, 2014  07:41 AM ET
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Thinking Amendola was going to be anything close to Welker was just STUPID! Now deal with that mess.

Same old , same old for the Pats. BB is one helluva of a coach, but his personnel decisions suck.

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January 23, 2014  08:01 AM ET

Big turnover going on with the coaching staff, too. Word is that McDaniel is back in the mix for the Browns HC'ing gig.

January 23, 2014  08:06 AM ET
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Big turnover going on with the coaching staff, too. Word is that McDaniel is back in the mix for the Browns HC'ing gig.

Rumblings down here are that Pettine is getting a third interview and is leading the field...

January 23, 2014  08:12 AM ET

He will be 28 when the season starts and the Pats will not put a franchise tag on him, they will try and resign him, but bigger money will probably lure Julian to another team.

January 23, 2014  08:13 AM ET
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Big turnover going on with the coaching staff, too. Word is that McDaniel is back in the mix for the Browns HC'ing gig.

Well..that will certainly end his Head Coaching career.

January 23, 2014  08:14 AM ET
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Rumblings down here are that Pettine is getting a third interview and is leading the field...

It doesn't seem like there's been much of a field to lead... he's a finalist by default.

January 23, 2014  08:15 AM ET
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Thinking Amendola was going to be anything close to Welker was just STUPID! Now deal with that mess.

Even casual football fans knew this when they signed him....

January 23, 2014  08:23 AM ET
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Even casual football fans knew this when they signed him....

sometimes these 'geniuses' out think themselves.

January 23, 2014  08:25 AM ET

letting danny woodhead go [for peanut$] was a dumb-move too.....!

January 23, 2014  08:31 AM ET
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letting danny woodhead go [for peanut$] was a dumb-move too.....!

they seemed to make better decisions when Pioli was around.

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January 23, 2014  08:32 AM ET
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letting danny woodhead go [for peanut$] was a dumb-move too.....!

I didn't like it either, but the Pats are in good shape as far as the running back situation goes.

January 23, 2014  08:36 AM ET

Ugh.

January 23, 2014  09:04 AM ET

Patriots need more than Edelman.

At the same time, if any other team thinks that getting Edelman is like getting a Welker last year, they are likely mistaken.

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