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More cuts

Posted: 8/29/2008 4:44 PM

More cuts

NT Steve Fifita
OL Jimmy Martin
QB Jeff Shoate
TE Jonathan Stupar

All cut today

Last edited 8/30/2008 7:06 PM by PatriotsAdmin

Posted: 8/29/2008 5:06 PM

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Also the Texans cut Roosevelt Colvin. That was $1 million well spent.

Posted: 8/29/2008 7:09 PM

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Eagles Parted ways with Bam Childress today also

Well, it matters to him

Posted: 8/29/2008 8:18 PM

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There's gotta be a team out there somewhere that can use a guy like Bam.

Posted: 8/29/2008 10:44 PM

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Bam did well for the Pats on the scout team and performed whenever he was given a chance. Just his luck to have 29 WR's ahead of him on the roster. There has to be a team who could use someone like him.

Posted: 8/30/2008 6:24 AM

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JSinCT wrote: Eagles Parted ways with Bam Childress today also

Well, it matters to him

Assante next??  and, it would matter to nobody !

Posted: 8/30/2008 5:38 PM

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Text messages are flying in...

o joy.

or not.

OL Mike Flynn cut
(surprise cut)

DB Antwain spann, also being cut.
(no surprise)

See the predictions

Posted: 8/30/2008 6:31 PM


Fernando Bryant has indeed been CUT!!

There were some other interesting cuts as well.

Matt Guiterez and Victor Hobson didn't make it either. J, your boy Mike Richardson was cut too.

I'm just  that Bryant is gone, but wow we are going to start a rooky back there.


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Last edited 8/30/2008 7:14 PM by K1770PW

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Posted: 8/30/2008 7:08 PM


Providence Journal:

Moved to reserve/non-football injury
T Oliver Ross

Placed on Injured Reserve
LB Bo Ruud
DL Kenny Smith

DL Titus Adams
CB Fernando Bryant
TE Tyson DeVree
S Mark Dillard
C Mike Flynn
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis
QB Matt Gutierrez
LB Victor Hobson
LB Vince Redd
CB Mike Richardson
T Stephen Sene
DB Antwain Spann
DL Santonio Thomas
G John Welbourn

Posted: 8/30/2008 7:13 PM


They kept Cassel? What the ... ???

I'm glad they kept CJ Jones ... an Ventrone ... but kind of worried about only having 3 TE's. Looks like we'll be the same pass-happy Pats as last year with McD at the controls.

Holy geez ... the Bengals cut Rudi Johnson? And Chris Simms was let go by the Bucs. Jets release Poteat. 9er's released Lelie

Last edited 8/30/2008 7:28 PM by dokgonzo

Posted: 8/30/2008 7:30 PM


I hear ya' Doc, - but McD must have the ok from BB. No way it would happen without it.

Posted: 8/30/2008 9:15 PM


The only explanation for Cassh-le is he has compromising pictures of Brady and BB.  It sure can't be on the field play.

If you want a sucky option that doesn't approach the sucktitude of Cassell (not that Gutierrez approached Cassell's level of sucktitude). Joey Harrinton was cut.

Last edited 8/31/2008 6:33 AM by GinoC

Posted: 8/30/2008 9:37 PM


I'm hoping that either (a) they were waiting on Harrington/Simms/AnyoneButCassel to be released before making that move or (b) they figure O'Connell will be the #2 next year and, well, Cassel does know the system. Really surprising tho given how bad Cassel played - even by his own dismal pre-season standards.

Posted: 8/30/2008 11:13 PM

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With bryant gone that makes room for law, and with hobson gone, makes room for seau...........

Posted: 8/30/2008 11:18 PM

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I don't know how that OL guy Connolly made the team.  He was absolutely horrible.  They really thought he was better than Flynn or Welborne?  So our RG depth chart now at this moment is Billy Yates and Connolly.   That's awful.

Posted: 8/31/2008 1:40 AM

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Wow...Cassell still has a job. Here's hoping Gutierrez makes it to the Practice Squad.

Posted: 8/31/2008 6:28 AM

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I'm sure Gutierrez was cut in hopes that he makes the Taxi squad.  Green-Ellis might be another.  We can hope Cassell is only there as a place holder. 

Ya they must have a vet CB in mind if they dumped Bryant.  They will have to pay for Law. 

Gnts are looking for LBs well Colvin and Hobson have to be on their list.

Last edited 8/31/2008 6:32 AM by GinoC

Posted: 8/31/2008 7:57 AM

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TNPatsFan wrote: I don't know how that OL guy Connolly made the team.  He was absolutely horrible.  They really thought he was better than Flynn or Welborne?  So our RG depth chart now at this moment is Billy Yates and Connolly.   That's awful.
Look for a waiver claim on an OG... As soon as I saw it, I thought Andy Allerman.

Posted: 8/31/2008 9:56 AM

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Another former PAT CB was cut.  Poole was released by DEN.  He may not have the physical tools he used to, but would provide some depth and experience to our secondary.
Also i'd be interested to see Ahmad Brooks here.  I remember we were all high on him coming out of college.  He was cut by CIN.  He's still young and a physical beast, plus he played with Mayo in Virginia.

Posted: 8/31/2008 11:50 AM

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Watch, - Parcells will probably pick up Gutierrez.

Posted: 8/31/2008 12:43 PM

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It looks like we should add Chad Jackson to the CUT list.

Posted: 8/31/2008 12:55 PM

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If Chad Jackson is indeed cut, it's another second round BUST for the Patriots.

Morphs rants

1. OL sucks (on going rant for a few years now)

2. Josh McDaniels (worse OC in the NFL)

3. Second round draft busts. (if the Patriots could get this correct can you imagine how much more dangerous they would be?)

How the BLEEP did Cassell make the team

Willie Anderson, Chris Simms anyone?

Posted: 8/31/2008 1:59 PM

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Personally I'm glad they went with Cassell over Gutz.  Here's why.  Gutz has practice squad eligibility, Cassel doesn't.  Cassel has more experience in the offense.  Cassel in the last two games didn't look that bad to me, especially considering how bad the offensive line was playing in front of him and the complete lack of a run game by the first unit.  Gutz didn't do anything to make him a clear cut choice over Cassel.  Sure he led a few TD drives, but he took too many sacks and turned the ball over way too much all while playing against 3rd and 4th stringers.  I think everybody just hates Cassel for whatever reason and are ignoring Gutz' faults just because they don't want Cassel.


With that said, I don't think Cassel is a good backup QB, just better than Gutz at this point.  If he could become more consistent he'd be ok, but no matter who the Pats backup is.. Cassel, O'Connel, or Gutz.. they will be in trouble if Brady goes down for more than a game. 


I am not a huge fan of either Simms or Harrington, but they are good if not great QB's who are better than anything the Pats have backing up Brady now.  I'd feel much better if they tried to sign either one of those guys.

Posted: 8/31/2008 2:22 PM

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It's too bad it didn't work out with Chad Jackson. C.J. Jones looked good in the preseason except for that first game where he dropped some sure catches. I imagine he beat Jackson out for the final receiver spot. Ray Ventrone can play receiver or defensive back so who knows what roles he'll have this season.

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Posted: 8/31/2008 3:31 PM

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Do you think that cutting Jackson had to do with clearing enough cap space to make Ty Law an offer??

Last edited 8/31/2008 3:32 PM by SaysBill

Posted: 8/31/2008 3:34 PM

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Now John Lynch has been released.

Who's Next?

Posted: 8/31/2008 4:28 PM

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Seeing Chad Jackson cut is just the cherry on this very disappointing preseason. Offensive line and Cornerback look like huge achilles heals for this team.

Posted: 8/31/2008 4:30 PM

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Not many people have been talking about Gary Guyton, but he was one of the best players for us this preseason. I wonder if he will be playing some LB this year or just primarily as a special teamer. He would bring some speed to the defense in situational plays. I believe he ran a 4.4 at the combine (fastest linebacker in the draft). He was the one who chased down Yamon Figurs and saved a punt return for a touchdown by pushing him out at the 1 yard line. He also had 10 solo tackles in the last preseaon game.

Posted: 8/31/2008 5:10 PM

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Wow. Today's moves are a real shock.

I thought CJax had at least showed some promise. But then again BB likes players who can do lots of things and Jones can return kicks and Ventrone can play DB. Though I guess they can always put him on the practice squad if no one grabs him.

Lynch is a huge surprise. There must be something they expected from him that just wasn't there. Maybe this means Junior is coming back? Or Law?

They added a TE, lose a WR ... maybe there's a RB signing somewhere on the horizon? Rudi?

How can they ditch Lynch and CJax and *keep* Cassel? Lord, I hope there's a really good reason for doing this. If they signed Rudi then it'd start to make some sense - we could have a really dominating ground game which also helps the defense.

BB is really counting on these young players to come through this year.

Posted: 8/31/2008 5:27 PM

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Reiss made a good point that they could very well bring Lynch back after week 1 so his salary wouldn't be guaranteed.  It might be similar to the situation with Marcellus Rivers last year where they cut him like three times but told him "don't go too far we'll be calling you back".
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