It’s nearly the end of the first hour of the new league year, and the first waves in free agency have been set in motion by the Patriots’ division rivals. It started when the Jets improved their secondary by trading a conditional 2011 draft pick to the Chargers for CB Antonio Cromartie. Pairing a player of Cromartie’s potential with Darrelle Revis is a lethal combination that will give the Pats fits this season. The Miami Dolphins are poised to hit on one of the bigger names in free agency: LB Karlos Dansby. Dansby will visit Miami Friday and all the indications are that he will not leave Miami without a multiyear deal in place. He will certainly improve Miami’s front seven and improve a defense that seems to have luck against the Patriot offense. So far, not so good for the Pats.
In other Patriot-related news, DE/OLB Julius Peppers is heading to Chicago for a visit Friday and he too is not expected to leave without a contract. Scratch another one off the list, though I did not think that the Pats had a realistic shot at Peppers.
No word yet on any Patriots signings.
I’ll be up a little longer but I do have work tomorrow morning. It looks like I’m going to have to change that medium regular to a large regular…