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  1. pats1

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    The Patriots currently have 81 active players on their roster.

    They need to cutdown to 75 players by 4 P.M. Tuesday, so 6 cuts need to be made.

    NFLE and Bonus exemptions no longer apply.

    The following players are on reserve lists, according to the credible Ourlads.com (Ourlads Scouting Services):

    Reserve/NFL Europe injured:

    RB Earl Charles
    WR Zuriel Smith
    S Ray Vetrone

    Reserve/Injured:

    S Mel Mitchell
    WR Matt Shelton
    CB Gemara Williams (waived/injured)

    Reserve/Left Squad:

    WR Michael McGrew

    Reserve/Did not Report:

    WR Deion Branch

    ...

    RB Patrick Pass is on the active/PUP list and thus still counts against the active roster unless he is placed on the reserve/PUP list.
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    62 Brian Barthelmes C
    81 Eddie Berlin WR
    43 Vernell Brown CB
    Earl Charles RB
    62 Eddie Freeman DL
    Zuriel Smith WR
    31 Antwain Spann CB
    69 Nick Steitz G

    This isn't so hard! (Used roster from patriots.com that may be out of date)
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    #18 Jersey

    Zuriel Smith and Earl Charles are already on a reserve list and can't be cut. Well, they can be but don't count against the roster limit right now anyways, so there's no reason to cut them.
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    I didn't know the NFLE 3 were ON a list now??? I am sure there is a list for NFLE injured..but I didn't know that was officially done.
  5. pats1

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    We'll know for sure by tomorrow afternoon.

    But it's a pretty simple deduction:

    -2 of the 3 players have no numbers

    -All 3 players are NFLE players

    -All 3 players haven't practiced or played all of camp/preseason
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    I'm sure that BB has some gut wrenching decisions to make

    on this cutdown to 75 players. Otherwise, he would have

    already announced the cuts.
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    I don't really know what I'm talking about here, but I think I read that the Europe exemption ends tomorrow.
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    You're right, but he's saying that the reserve/NFLE injured list is just like the injured reserve - the player is lost for the season but doesn't count against the active roster limit at any point.
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    Gotcha. OK:

    62 Brian Barthelmes C
    81 Eddie Berlin WR
    43 Vernell Brown CB
    62 Eddie Freeman DL
    31 Antwain Spann CB
    69 Nick Steitz G
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    My predictions made 8/21:

    ...

    Assuming the Pats have to make 14 cuts from 89 to 75:

    NFLE WR Zuriel Smith, RB Earl Charles, and S Ray Ventrone placed on Reserve/NFLE injury list. (-3)

    LS Jon Condo released (-1)

    QB Todd Mortensen released (-1)

    WR Erik Davis released (-1)

    TE Chris Luzar released (-1)

    DL Eddie Freeman released (-1)

    OL Brian Barthelmes released (-1)

    OL Randy Hand released (-1)

    CB Antwain Spann released (-1)

    CB Vernell Brown released (-1)

    OL Nick Steitz released (-1)

    WR Keron Henry released (-1)

    X Martin Gramatica released

    X Brandon Gorin traded
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    It seems that a move has been made officially OR without any publicity...Of course the NFLE players would be gone..on a reserve list...I think that is the biggest NON brainer of the year..but a move has not been made..at least NOT reported by Reiss, or on Pats.com or other sites. But yet, CoachB on EEI mentioned that they only had to make 6 cuts. SO obviously this move has been made.
    Pats1..has it pretty much done!!! And he's actially added 5 more!! So with his list it's T minus 17.....GREAT JOB!!!
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    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/teams/report/NE/9614705
    Interesting, our pool of young wannabes is getting deeper: Charles, Z.Smith, Ventrone, Williams...I wonder how that will affect Gus Scott getting waived?
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    Maybe, but it could be that there is a strategic advantage to waiting until the last second to announce. That's generally the rule of thumb anyway. Whether it's true or not is another argument for another day.

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