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Patriots gain some cap space by cutting Isaac Sopoaga

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The Patriots have lined up visits with several free agents over the last two days, but they have yet to add anyone to the roster.

On Wednesday, they dropped someone. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that the team has told defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga that he will be released.

Sopoaga came to the Pats in an October trade with the Eagles as New England scrambled to find ways to replace Vince Wilfork in the middle of their defensive line. Sopoaga saw action in six games and made two tackles before being inactive for the final two regular season games and both playoff contests.

That did little to alleviate the loss of Wilfork and the Patriots gain $2.5 million in cap space by parting ways with Sopoaga. Some of that money could be useful if the Patriots, as rumored, decide to pursue cornerback Darrelle Revis now that he’s been cut by the Buccaneers.

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17 Responses to “Patriots gain some cap space by cutting Isaac Sopoaga”
  1. grimreaper12 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:06 PM

    Now cut Conolly and Wilson.

  2. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Mar 12, 2014 4:08 PM

    Sopoaga, we hardly knew ye. He’ll be back with the Pats if somebody doesn’t overpay for him. (cough, err Broncos…)

  3. dangerturtle says: Mar 12, 2014 4:08 PM

    If they want Revis they better clear up enough to top Talib’s new deal, because Revis isn’t going to be happy unless he’s the highest paid corner.

  4. steelerben says: Mar 12, 2014 4:10 PM

    Something tells me Revis is going to want more than $2.5 million.

  5. andreboy1 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:10 PM

    The 49ers used him up and got rid of him at the right time.

    Great wisdom by Jim and Trent.

  6. swagger52 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:10 PM

    Patriots are the AFC L east. It is such a weak division they will win it again and return to the playoffs to lose with or without Revis.

  7. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 12, 2014 4:18 PM

    LOL Patriots have 0 chance at getting Revis.

  8. homelanddefense says: Mar 12, 2014 4:21 PM

    from what I have read this move leaves them about 18 million in cap space.

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 12, 2014 4:24 PM

    Who is the brainiac in NE that scouted that player in the first place and wanted to pay him several million? At least they got from under half of that lousy deal. But really embarrassing that after all of his previous career and recent injury the Patriots took him on a raised contract to boot! BB isn’t very good at talent evaluation and can’t seem to find a good scout. I guess he’s hoping Lombardi can help him out there, he might be a tiny bit better I guess.

  10. bigdaddy44 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:26 PM

    In the end it is always about the money. That would make the Raiders the favorite to sign Revis. It would be a shock if the Patriots ponied up that kind of money. $$$ is on and in Oakland.

  11. thevikesarebest says: Mar 12, 2014 4:28 PM

    He doesn’t have to play for spygate nation.the only team to choke more than Peyton manning in the playoffs since getting caught for cheating.he could come to an organization with respect like the vikings but we don’t need you.#bestdline.SKOL

  12. jagsfan1 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:33 PM

    The Patriot Way :

    1) Grossly over estimate the coaching abilities of St. Bill
    (“do your job” is hardly HOF worthy)

    2) Draft Terribly

    3) Let good players leave because your owner is too cheap and would rather spend his $$ on buying a girlfriend (no – she really does love him – right Pats fans?)

    4) Put all the pressure on your fading Hollywood wanna be qb

  13. jchipwood says: Mar 12, 2014 4:38 PM

    Traded for a guy that made 2 tackles and now he is getting cut? Funny how all pat fans were talking about how good of a move it was in October.

  14. onlysane1intheroom says: Mar 12, 2014 4:49 PM

    Draft terribly?

    Brady
    Mayo
    Wilfork
    Mankins
    Seymour
    Spikes
    Ben Watson
    Asante Samuel
    Dan Koppen
    Matt Light
    Deion Branch
    Daniel Graham
    Matt Cassel
    Jeremy Mincey
    Gostkowski
    Gronk
    Edelman
    Vollmer
    McCourty
    Solder
    Vereen
    Ridley
    Chandler Jones, etc.

    If you are going to spew your nonsense and blind hatred for the Pats, at least do it with some accuracy.

  15. justinnelson71 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:56 PM

    SF hit him up on the cheap!

  16. laxcoach37 says: Mar 12, 2014 9:08 PM

    It appears the Patriots and Broncos are in all out Free Agency Urgency! With Brady declining and the Broncos getting embarrassed on defense in the SB, they each have 1-2 years left with the Golden Arm QBs. Go for it. Dont let the Vikings, Browns and Jags get all the good ones.

  17. hemisweeeet says: Mar 12, 2014 10:15 PM

    well put onlysane

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