Greg Olsen and the Panthers have agreed to part ways. What would it take to bring him in and what benefits to the offense would Olsen actually deliver, given his injury history? Rosen Rashkov
I have no idea what it would take to get Olsen in a Patriots uniform, because I've no sense at this point of what he would want in terms of signing with another team, nor do I know if New England would want him. I would expect them to be interesting in talking with him, however, as Olsen is still a productive player and several years younger than last year's top Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson.
During a guest analyst appearance on FOX during Super Bowl pregame coverage, Olsen, you may have heard, remarked that the Patriots are trying to convince Rob Gronkowski to unretire. Perhaps he said so in jest, but he added that he'd be a third-choice for New England. In my estimation, Olsen could be more than a third option.
With the exception of 2017 and '18, when Olsen dealt with a foot injury, he's been remarkably durable throughout his NFL career. He's be an immediate upgrade to the tight end position were he to sign with New England. Count me in as being in favor of such a move to address a clear position of need for the Patriots in 2020. 埃里克scalavino
Do you think the Patriots will take a chance on a big playmaker on offense like Gronk in 2010, or will they be more focused on filling a less flashy, but equally as necessary position? Taylor Irr
The implication being, Taylor, that the two are mutually exclusive? They're not. New England can – and should – target both impact playmakers and quality-depth role players as it builds its 2020 roster through free agency and the draft. 埃里克scalavino
1) Do you think Dont'a Hightower will restructure his contract? 2) Which receivers should we pay attention to in free agency? 3) If you had to choose between Devin McCourty and Anthony Harris in free agency, who would you prefer? Gregorio Ladeira
1) No idea. It would help the team, certainly, but renegotiation is a two-way street, and I'm not sure what his appetite would be for such discussions; 2) Stay tuned for our annual Free Agent Forecast posts on patriots.com (coming in March) for answers to all your free agency questions, position by position; 3) McCourty. The secondary was a strength of this team last season, and losing a player like McCourty would have ripple effects throughout the roster, not just on defense. 埃里克scalavino
When discussing the WR depth or lack thereof, why doesn't anyone talk about the speedy receiver Quincy Adeboyejo that the Patriots had on the practice squad? Delmont Johnson
Well, simply because we have no clue what Adeboyejo can do at this juncture. He joined the club's practice squad in late November, and since we're not allowed to watch regular season practices in full (the way we are during training camp), we have no sense of what skills this players has or what he can contribute to the Patriots offense.
However, Adeboyejo was one of several 2019 practice squad players signed to a future contract at the start of New England's offseason last month. If he's still on the roster come springtime, we'll have an opportunity to see him run around during OTAs and minicamp, and perhaps even in training camp later this summer. At that point, should he do anything to impress, we'll start talking about him. Till then, there's just no point in doing so. 埃里克scalavino