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Gaffney signed, Poteat and Sullivan released

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  1. pats1

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

    There is now 1 open spot on the 53-man roster, and 1 open spot on the practice squad.

    I'm surprised Spann is still around, and the Poteat bongos are shut down for the night instead. :(
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    and the Patsfans.com server starts to buckle.....
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    Oh crap.....
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    Ah...another Florida WR. Perhaps one of the most dissapointing ones...
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    Good ol Hank. Poteat will be back at some point I'm sure. He's basically an outside contractor to the Pats. We'll call him again when we need him.

    Too bad about Sullivan not ever contributing, but really, we don't need him, the DL is nasty enough.

    Gaffney will suffice to help WR depth, but I still wish we had taken a shot at Rogers. I'm sure Gaffney won't be leapfrogging anyone on the depth chart anyway. Our WR corps is going to be really very good as long as CJ emerges as the number 2 threat and overtakes Caldwell in terms of plays.
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    Here's the scouting report for Gaffney, who isn't exactly a surprise signing after his workout this week:

    Scouts, Inc.:

    "Excellent route runner...smooth in/out of cuts...not a blazer, but has very good quickness...can 'lull a defender to sleep because he doesn't look like he's running very fast'...smart receiver...excels in reading coverages...drops catchable balls...will make bonehead plays like 'where he had a chance to score on a reverse but was hot-dogging with the ball and fumbled it out of the end zone.'...doesn't play to his 4.49 speed...struggles to seperate against man coverage...not physical or tough, doesn't like contact...plays soft..."
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    Sullivan I'm not shocked at. But Bongos gone? With a roster spot left? Who else are they bringing in that they'd cut a serviceable DB in a thin backfield?

    Pass getting activated?
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    Maybe, but the backfield ain't that thin - you gotta love Hank Poteat, but with Samuel, Scott, Hobbs, Rodney, Wilson & Hawk, that's plenty especially considering you got a couple guys in there that can play either CB or S.
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    #75 Jersey

    How so? Can't say I've followed him, but he has 171 catches to 166 for Givens in the same period of time.
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    I think they're bringing in a DB for the bye. Sanders looks too small to play safety to me.
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    It was actually a double-edged 'crap'. Oh crap I hate it when Hank gets sent home, and oh crap I did NOT want Gaffney signed.
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    I'm not sure what led the Eagles to drop him - anyone have specifics?

    But Gaffney's #s through 4 years are pretty solid as you point out. I guess I missed why he was released - that could be why fans seem skeptical of him.

    Again - what's the big deal either way, he's going to be our number 5 WR.
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    Methinks Sullivan will be in a Colts uniform soon.......
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    As always, nice job Hank. We'll see you in a couple weeks. I hope the Krafts at least buy ole' Hank a new Buick or somthing just to let him know how much we appreciate the effort.

    I'm excited for Gaffney as well. Anyone know if he has experience with kickoff/punt returns?

    Does the open spot mean Pass is ready to come off PUP after the bye?
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    Ah, then the open spot truly is a surprise.
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    Gotcha. I honestly thought that if we did bring in a WR it'd be Kevin Johnson. I didn't see Gaffney as truly being on the radar. We'll see what happens with that. I just don't like the fact that 'soft' comes up in his scouting report.
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    How's this for irony?

    (Although I guess it would be greater if it was Poteat covering Gaffney, not Iwuoma)

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    PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 25: Wide receiver Jabar Gaffney #80 of the Philadelphia Eagles lines up for a play during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 25, 2006 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Steelers 16-7. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)
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    Any idea who they might be looking at? I saw that they had some DBs in for workouts a couple of weeks back..
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    Gaffney is a very solid receiver, I'd say a step above Caldwell.
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    Just checked good point. I will admit I have never seen him play! :D

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