07-29-2011, 07:57 AM
2nd Team Getting Their First Start
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mansfield, Ma
Re: Embarassment of Riches at TE
At this point, there are so many players who aren't even out there yet (free agents, injured players, rookies) that it's impossible to accurately assess these guys, nevermind with just one little practice. The fringe players who end up making the team are often surprises anyways. Guys like Sergio Brown and Dane Fletcher first showed us what they can do in the preseason games--not practice. We were all eyeing Trone McKenzie last year only to see him cut. And the fact that we were focusing on certain players made it harder for us to identify fringe players who were actually going to make the team.
And with the final 53, bear in mind that guys like Slater will make the team and eat up precious roster spots that we would otherwise write-in guys like Lee Smith for. He might be a less sexy pick to make the team, but BB even kept him around last year when he was hurt entering the regular season.
Nate Solder (6'8" 320 lbs)
Seabass (6'8" 320 lbs)
Rob Gronkowski (6'6" 265 lbs)
Jake Ballard (6'6" 275 lbs)
Logan Mankins (6'4" 320 lbs) (100% recovered)
Dan Connolly (6'4" 320 lbs)
Marcus Cannon (6'5" 340 lbs) (Switch to Guard??)
RB: Ridley, Vereen, Washington, Bolden