Patriots Busy On Day One of Free Agency

So much for the Patriots not getting too involved in the opening days of free agency.

First it was Fred Taylor agreeing to come aboard. (Shalise Manza Young)

Then it was TE Chris Baker being nabbed from the New York Jets. (Herald)

The team has also hosted defensive back Leigh Bodden today. (Globe)

In a subtraction, long snapper Lonie Paxton is apparently heading to Denver. (Globe)

But the biggest news of the day is that the Patriots have traded stalwart linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs. ( The deal has since been confirmed – Albert Breer and Christopher L. Gasper.

The Vrabel move is the most intriguing, as it just seems like there has to be another move coming…

Random Quote

Personally, I think it’s Pedro’s new Shaughnessy hairstyle that might be messing him up, but whatever is going on, Martinez needs to get back on track or he can forget about George Steinbrenner dangling many millions for many years on a guy with John Burkett stuff.

— Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe, Sept 9th, 2004.
  • Angry Old Bastard

    Some interesting stuff with the Pats today. Being a football/Pats fanatic, I’m lovin’ it!…..yeah that’s right Shaughnessy, TO ME the Patriots are more popular. On days like this with alot of football news breaking I even listen to the “Big Show” and find it riveting!

  • howzie

    Rosenthal at msnbc rporting that Vrabel is part of the deal, with Cassel. Pats get 3rd pick in the draft and clear 20mil of cap space. Grain of salt and all.