Posted: 8/26/2012 7:41 PM
The Patriots Roster stands at 85. They need to trim 10 players by Monday.
Gerard Warren reportedly among the first group of cut-downs. ReleasedDB Ross Ventrone (via globe)
DL Gerard Warren DL Tim Bulman (via @cpriceNFL)WR Donte' Stallworth (via PFT)
WR Jabar GaffneyPut on I/RFB Spencer Larsen (via Scout.com) *not releasedDB Will Allen
DB Josh Barrett (via globe) *not released
Put on res/PUPTE Jake Ballard - placed on RES/PUP (via @shalisemyoung)
DL Myron PryorPut on res/NFLOL MArkus ZusevicsCLAIMEDWR Kerry Taylor
Last edited 8/27/2012 6:12 PM by JSinCT
Posted: 8/27/2012 9:44 AM
Posted: 8/27/2012 9:57 AM
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Patriots have cut veteran receiver Donte’ Stallworth.
Various other reports indicate the team has also cut veteran defensive lineman Tim Bulman.
This comes after The Boston Globe reported that the team has parted ways with Gerard Warren, Josh Barrettand Ross Ventrone.
Many, including yours truly, thought that Stallworth might make the team thanks to the great respect the organization had for his professionalism and veteran skills. But apparently that was not enough to overcome a pretty poor training camp and the overall competition, both at wide receiver and for roster spots in general.
With the above five moves, the Patriots have five more transactions to make by the 4 p.m. deadline for teams to be down to 75 players. It’s possible, and likely, that a few moves to reach that limit would involve placing Myron Pryor (shoulder) and Jake Ballard (knee) on PUP and rookie Markus Zusevics (pectoral) on NFI.
Posted: 8/27/2012 11:39 AM
Division wrote:With the above five moves, the Patriots have five more transactions to make by the 4 p.m. deadline for teams to be down to 75 players. It’s possible, and likely, that a few moves to reach that limit would involve placing Myron Pryor (shoulder) and Jake Ballard (knee) on PUP and rookie Markus Zusevics (pectoral) on NFI.
Posted: 8/27/2012 12:46 PM
Posted: 8/27/2012 2:01 PM
Chance favors the Prepared Mind.
Posted: 8/27/2012 2:11 PM
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Patriots have cut fullback Spencer Larsen.
Larsen had signed with the team this spring as an unrestricted free agent. His contract included a $250,000 signing bonus.
The veteran former Bronco missed a large chunk of training camp due to injury.
With Tony Fiammetta having been placed on the left camp list earlier this summer, that leaves Eric Kettanias the lone possible option to make the roster at the fullback position. The team, which hasn’t used a true fullback in a few years, had seemingly loaded up at the spot with three players this spring.
Now, it’s down to just Kettani as a possible Patriot.
Posted: 8/27/2012 2:14 PM
Posted: 8/27/2012 2:42 PM
The Patriots got back to work on the practice field Monday – most of them.
On a day when at least 10 players had to be axed to get down to the 75-player, league-mandated roster limit, 12 Patriots were not in uniform.
One notable exception was WR Wes Welker, who did not play in Friday night’s preseason game at Tampa or in the previous day’s joint practice with the Bucs. Speaking to reporters in the locker room prior to today’s workout, Welker said “personal reasons” kept him out of action last week, but he would not elaborate on whether he was actually injured. Nor would head coach Bill Belichick, who described Welker as “day-to-day” in his pre-practice remarks to the the media.
Some players who did take part in the Bucs game did not practice today, including running backs Stevan Ridleyand Shane Vereen (who left with a left lower leg injury), linebacker Brandon Spikes, and o-lineman Nick McDonald (right arm).
In addition, safety Patrick Chung (shoulder), out since the Eagles game last Monday night, was back on the field observing drills in a t-shirt and shorts. Others not taking part: DB Will Allen; WR Jabar Gaffney (right leg or hip); linebacker Tracy White (unknown); o-linemen Matt Kopa rookie Markus Zusevics (pectoral/NFI); tight endVisanthe Shiancoe; and defensive lineman Myron Pryor (shoulder/PUP).
Gaffney, Ridley, Zusevics, and Pryor were doing rehab work on an adjoining field.
It’s been reported by various media outlets that seven players have either been cut or assigned to an injury-related list, meaning three more transactions (at least) would need to be made today. It’s unclear at this hour who among the missing would be among the three.
Last edited 8/27/2012 2:44 PM by Division
Posted: 8/27/2012 6:05 PM
Posted: 8/27/2012 6:14 PM
wvsabbath wrote: Just read via mike reiss twitter account, pats release jabar gaffney, put josh barret and will allen on ir......
Did you read ours?
Same news. @PatriotsInsider - Link to post
Posted: 8/27/2012 6:49 PM
Posted: 8/27/2012 7:00 PM
Morpheus11 wrote: I too was hoping Stallworth made it. At least BB cut him early so he can go and latch on with another team.
Posted: 8/27/2012 7:06 PM
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Posted: 8/27/2012 7:33 PM
Posted: 8/27/2012 7:59 PM
dokgonzo wrote: I saw little bits here and there that Gaffney was actually hurt pretty bad.Of course, *when* a WR gets injured Gaffney and Stallworth are on speed-dial.
Gaffney was one of the better WRs in camp. The injury bug hit him hard.
Branch has been the most consistent. Just look at the role he played with Mallett vs Brady, never missed a beat. Same can't be said of others. Still, Surprised that no OLs were cut. indication there's a bigger problem of separating the talent from the backups.
Posted: 8/27/2012 8:31 PM
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