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  1. Urgent

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    Just looking at the roster, I noticed that five of the eight players signed to the original Practice Squad are currently on the team.

    Original opening day practice squad:

    RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis
    TE Tyson DeVree
    OT Jacob Bender
    NT Titus Adams
    LB Vince Redd
    CB Mike Richardson
    S Mark Dillard
    S Antwain Spann

    Green-Ellis, DeVree, Redd, Richardson, and Spann are all on the team.

    That should be a good recruiting tool for next year, either for undrafted rookies or the practice squad signing weekend following cuts. The Patriots don't hesitate to promote from within, due to the importance of knowing their system.

    There's a strong economic incentive to make the regular roster, and players have a good chance on the Pats.
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    I think there would be some credance to the fact that our practice squad is a good way to make a great team. I wonder what the number looks like for other teams?
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    I would assume it would be similar.

    The norm generally is put a player on IR; promote a player from the PS; add a player to PS.

    Picking up a player mid season like we did with Seau and adding him directly to the team is the exception.
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    No no no. The Pats recruiting message is: "Join the Patriots! Get Injured! Get a Settlement!"
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    It's really 6 of 8. Bender was signed to SF's 53.
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