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News Blitz 3/22: Cap-ping off the week

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The second week of the 2019 NFL year has almost come to a close, and it seems the media focus on the Super Bowl Champions centers on the Patriots’ salary cap space. Both The Boston Globe and Providence Journal have lengthy analyses of New England’s dwindling breathing room under the cap.

However, according to an ESPN report this morning, the Patriots freed up some room by tinkering with CB Stephon Gilmore’s deal. Prior to today, he was believed to be the second-highest cap number on the roster.

That move would help the team continue to sign free agents, and it appears they are working on that. According to NBC Sports Boston, the champs are close to re-signing long-time placekicker Stephen Gostkowski. An article on Boston Sports Journal offers an opinion on what a fair deal for Gostkowski might look like.

Meanwhile, a WEEI.com column asserts that it’s odd the Patriots haven’t yet addressed Tom Brady’s contract, as he is by far the highest cap number on the team at the moment.

Next week, almost all NFL news will be coming from Phoenix, where the league’s Annual Meeting will take place. Patriots.com will be there, so, stay tuned for any developments out in Arizona.

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