Well, the Patriots don't have a wealth of cap space set for next year as it looks now. But according to some initial numbers, they will probably be under the cap by anywhere up to $3 million when the off-season begins.
And if they are looking to create room, IMO, they will look at cutting Tyrone POole, Duane Starks, Willie McGinest, Corey Dillon, and Kevin Faulk before they started talking about Harrison.
Harrison IMO is not really a candidate to be cut, according to their cap projections
, it would save them about $800,000 to cut him. But the Pats can free up much more money by parting ways with McGinest ($7 million), Starks ($3.5 million), and Poole ($1.5 million), with those other guys along with Brady and Richard Seymour being major candidates to have their deals restructured.
I'd love to have Harrison, but I would say it's very doubtful that we will have the opportunity to get him. About the only thing I would expect from him is that he may restructure his deal.
He griped about his contract last year, but the Pats worked it out.
IMO, Lawyer Milloy and Tony Parrish are much more likely to be cut this off-season and I think would be great fits here.