Boston's other paper weighs in on the issue:
Matt Cassel key to Patriots plan
By Karen Guregian
Friday, February 27, 2009 - Updated 2h ago
The free-for-all known as free agency began just after midnight, meaning NFL teams can officially woo and sign players who are no longer under contract. Teams can also make trades.
For the Patriots, that could very well mean Matt Cassel’s time in New England is running out. And if there’s something in the works, chances are it will happen sooner rather than later as teams try and get a handle on their rosters heading into April’s draft.
Should Cassel’s one-year, $14.65 million franchise tender remain on the books, it will be difficult for the Pats to do much in the way of landing free agents.
At the scouting combine in Indianapolis last Sunday, Pats coach Bill Belichick made it sound like something was in store.
“As we head into free agency, I’m sure there will be more changes, there always are,” said Belichick. “We’ll be active with trying to improve our team, whatever way we can.”
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