Marcus Pollard released [merged]

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  1. DefenseRules

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    Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    I just heard this on their sports flash. I'll post a link when I find one.
     
  2. patchick

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    Re: Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    Wow, something of a surprise. Though I was wondering after seeing him playing in the 4th quarter on Sunday.
     
  3. tatepatsfan

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  4. Mark Morse

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    Re: Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    I thought a Veteran player was going to get the axe to kind of shake things up in the clubhouse. I didn't think Pollard was going to make the team anyway.
     
  5. DefenseRules

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    Re: Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    Thanks. It's a very intersting move. I thought that maybe one of the younger guys would have been cut before him.
     
  6. Sicilian

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    Re: Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    Makes me feel better about Watson's health and effectiveness. Not that Pollard was a good blocker, but carrying fewer TEs must mean that Watson can fill multiple roles.
     
  7. BelichickFan

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    Re: Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    Not sure if I'm surprised or not but I never really expected him to make the team.
     
  8. Bertil

    Bertil Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Re: Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    I think Spach will make the 53 now, taking Kyle Brady's spot from last year. I hear those Fresno State guys can really block.
     
  9. pats1

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  10. JoePats

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    Re: Marcus Pollard released

    I think we can safely surmise from those comments that BB isn't afraid of Pollard going somewhere and doing anything of note.

    Edit---chanaged "is" to "isn't"
     
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  11. Canada's #1 Pats Fan

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    Re: Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    Is it going to be Spach or Stupar?
     
  12. wdkantro2

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    Re: Marcus Pollard released

    Doesn't exactly surprise me. I had hoped he could be a solid #3 TE who could step up if DT or BW got hurt, but he didn't look like he could still play in the NFL in those first two games. Had a pretty ugly drop on one of Cassel's only good passes of the day too.
     
  13. xmarkd400x

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    Props to BB. They cut him sooner rather than later so that he could try to find gainful employment elsewhere in the league.
     
  14. BritPat

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    Bill must be confident on Ben, Dave and Stephen.
     
  15. Jimke

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    Can we assume now that the Pats will carry only two tight ends

    on the 53 man roster and another on the practice squad?
     
  16. pats1

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    Spach is not practice squad eligible.
     
  17. PatsWickedPissah

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    I for one was Stuparfied by the announcement
     
  18. BadMoFo

    BadMoFo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    watson, thomas and spach, just as I had figured.

    However, i wouldn't put it past Bill to pick up another veteran tight end. Marcellus Rivers, where are you?
     
  19. Metaphors

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    Not a surprise. If he wasn't going to make the gameday active 45, Belichick would certainly want to release him early enough to catch on elsewhere. Pollard isn't getting any faster and he still seems to have the stone hands disease he developed over the last couple of years.
     
  20. Canada's #1 Pats Fan

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    Opening up his roster spot may also mean that someone else is soon to be added.
     
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