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The Drive Thursday 3-14-13 - Albert Breer talks with The Drive about NFL free agency getting under way. They get into Wes Welker leaving New England, why the Carolina Panthers have sat back and not made any noise so far this year, and what they might do with some of their veterans.
Albert Breer has been a busy man since NFL Free Agency started earlier this week. With news coming down that Wes Welker is now with the Denver Broncos we start with what happened in New England for him to leave a dynasty like the Patriots.
“The Patriots felt like there was positive momentum in the last few weeks…When he got the Patriots final offer he was a little stunned that it was a little low and that’s what pushed him out the door.”
With the Carolina Panthers not making any noise so far in free agency we ask Albert if that’s a good tactic or is it better to jump right in.
“Generally you don’t win on the first day of free agency the teams that win in free agency are the ones laying the weeds at this point.”
“Supply far out weighs demand this year so you have a lot of teams that have sat back and waited.”
The Panthers new G.M. Dave Gettleman has a tough task ahead of him this year with the salary cap and the veteran free agents they have to restructure or cut.
“I’m not a big fan of restructuring and moving money forward because in a year from now you can have Cam coming to you with his hand out and you really have to take care of your quarterback”
“With what is out there in the offensive tackle market if you don’t want to pay the freight for Jordan Gross right now you could considering cutting him with out that much of a drop off in production.”
Follow Albert on twitter @albertbreer and catch him on the NFL Network thi off-season.