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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2007/08/miller_cut_1.html

    Wow. From one of the best in the league in 2005 to out of a job. I personally wouldn't say he got a fair chance of proving himself, but in BB we trust.
     
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    Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!
     
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    PWNED!

    You knew it was coming from the lack of practice reps to the absence in the first preseason game to the whining in the papers about it all.

    Anyway, he did well here. Wish him the best.
     
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    An early decision to get him into another camp. Welcome Danny Baugher.
     
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    Congrats to Baugher...probably.

    Kudos to Erik "the toe" Scalavino (for the early prediction).
     
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    Just another case of not keeping a player for sentimental reasons. By cutting him early, it gives him the opportunity to latch on with another team (as Miller's agent alluded to).

    What's interesting is that the Pats probably now will have one of, if not the youngest kicking teams in the league with a rookie punter and a second year placekicker.
     
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    I've been hoping for a younger leg - good of them to let Miller go nice and early.
     
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    He should have seen this coming long before camp...remember when they fought to keep Sauerbrun a couple months back? Miller? Anyone? That should have sent a clear "start asking around the league" signal to his agent...
     
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    I think it was the right way to go if they wanted to get younger at the position. Between Sauerbrun and the other moves, you could tell they just didn't think Miller was a safe bet any more due to age I guess.

    At least he gets a chance early enough in camp to fight for a spot on some other teams. Thanks Josh for a good couple of years, and some good radio to boot.

    Which reminds me, what's the over-under for how long it will take Felger to insinuate this all started downhill when Miller started appearing on his show? Such the conspriacy nut.
     
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    As I'm pretty sure I said on another thread a few weeks ago, sometimes it seems like BB will cut a veteran early to do him the favor of making it on another team.

    Seems like its his way of rewarding hard working veterans even when he can't find a place for them on the team.

    While BB's running a small risk by taking a chance on the young guys, given the fact that there are only 32 spots for punters in the nfl and a lot of punters out there unsigned, one can usually find a few guys to bring in mid season if a rookie hits a wall
     
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    Hopefully, Baugher will get better at his directional kicking and putting the ball inside the 20. As I stated in another thread, the Pats punt coverage was friggin AMAZING last year with Miller punting except the Buffalo and Minnesota games (the two games that Mike Wright wasn't on the punt coverage unit). Through the 1st 5 games, the Pats punted 22 times allowing 8 returns for 27 yards. The 6th and 7th games weren't so great because of the TD allowed to Minnesota's Mewelde Moore and the yardage allowed to Buffalo. But the last 3 games Miller kicked, he was damn good as well. 11 punts, 4 returns for 21 yards.
     
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    Cassell should be the holder.
     
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    I got the Ken Walter shakes reading that.

    :bricks:
     
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    He'll catch on with someone else assuming he's fully recovered from his shoulder injury. Who is punting for the Jets these days?
     
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    Why should it have sent a clear message? Miller was returning from injury and the Pats didn't know what his status would be so they wanted to keep Sauerbrun as an insurance policy.
     
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    Ben Graham, the 34-year old ex-Australian Rules kicker. Was pretty good in his second season last year.
     
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    In their opener they'll need a good punter...frequently.
     
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    Good luck to you Josh! Thank you for everything you contributed to the team.
     
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    Surprised to see this move, but cutting him early gives him ample time to sign on with another club.
     
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    I like this move. Obviously they must think highly of Baugher.
     

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