If you aren't familiar with legal tampering it pretty much means that clubs are allowed to talk to the agents of the players who are set to become unrestricted free agents. Although they can not speak directly with the player and no contracts can be signed until Tuesday after 4, it does give teams and players the chance to test the water and see what is out there. As a fan, I'm hoping that Talib and his agent see that the grass isn't always greener and he resigns with the Patriots. As I've said before, I think the Patriots need to offer Talib a contract which both protects them from overpaying a player who is sidelined, yet pays the man his money if he performs. Talib appears to be a guy who is pretty sure of himself, so I imagine if the incentives were lucrative he'd be all in.
As would most fans, I'd like to see the Patriots resign Julian Edelman. When they decided last season that Welker was disposable they should have locked up Edelman for multiple years instead of chasing after Amendola. At the beginning of the 2012 when Welker appeared to be in Belichick's doghouse, Edelman stepped up and filled the role. At that point I thought Welker was out and Edelman was in. Obviously that didn't happen and now we are on the hook for a cap hit of 4.5 million for Amendola. Maybe we will get lucky and someone will take him off our hands. Thinking that no one wants to pick up Amendola's contract, I tried to see which teams need a slot receiver and have an overpriced expendable player in the same price range and came up empty.
The current trending topic this week has been restructuring Vince Wilfork's contract. I agree that the Patriots do need to sit down with the big man and move some money around. Since he probably isn't living paycheck to paycheck like the rest of us, he probably doesn't need the money this year. Agree to extend his contract and pay him his money later on. Vince should be a lifelong Patriot unless he chooses to keep playing when his body doesn't let him. First off he should look at the restructuring as a way to stay a Patriot for life. Second of all, he can look at it as a way of helping the team recover from the cap hit they are getting next year for cutting Aaron Hernandez.