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Rosie Colvin Gets the Boot

The Patriots are expected to release veteran outside linebacker Roosevelt Colvin in a salary cap decision. Colvin, 31, was expected to count $7.5 million against the cap in 2008, which was to be the last year of his contract. Colvin missed much of the year due to injury and the move now frees up space if the Patriots wish to sign players or keep the seventh overall pick in the upcoming draft.

My Take: It’s sad to see Rosie go, but it’s a little refreshing to see the Patriots are finally looking to revamp their linebacker corps. Adalius Thomas and Mike Vrabel are natural OLBs, yet both have spent time in the middle in the Patriots 3-4 defensive system. This could mean the Pats are looking to acquire and ILB or perhaps they still will move either Thomas or Vrabel inside and draft an OLB. It sounds as though the move was not very surprising as a $7.5 million cap hit for a guy who missed most of two of the seasons in his contract due to injury is quite high.

I had very high hopes for Colvin when he arrived from Chicago, but his serious hip injury really stopped his development. He turned in some pretty decent seasons but overall I’d have to call him a disappointment. That all said, I would like to see the Patriots attempt to re-sign him to less money and keep him on as a team leader.

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  1. [...] Pats rely on heavily for quarterback pressure in their 3-4 scheme. Roosevelt Colvin has moved on, cut by the Patriots and replaced (potentially) by Adalius Thomas. Colvin signed with the Pats from Chicago and looked [...]

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