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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    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.
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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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    Re: Per WEEI: Patriots release Marcus Pollard

    Is it going to be Spach or Stupar?
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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.
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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.
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    Bill must be confident on Ben, Dave and Stephen.
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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?
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    Spach is not practice squad eligible.
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    I for one was Stuparfied by the announcement
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    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?
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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.
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    Opening up his roster spot may also mean that someone else is soon to be added.
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    *cough* Seau *cough*
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    You read my mind, Pats1. We'll see, they might just sign another OL.
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    It may be too early to bring back Seau. They may let him R'n'R until we're into the season and have had some injuries, or at the very most when Mayo is approaching the rookie "wall."
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    A little surprised by when he was released, but I've expected this move all along.

    It's hard to justify a spot on Spach or Stupar, in my opinion, as they are unspectacular players; comparable players can be found throughout the course of the regular season. The team rarely used a third tight end in-game last season, as well, either using a backup tackle or Heath Evans to fill a blocking role.
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    Or maybe until just after cut downs to make it easier to keep the one player. Releasing the guy than when all teams are filled and practice squads are filled may make it easier to get him to your practice squad.

    Personally I would love to see the open spot go to Seau now rather than playing the game because I want to know.
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    I'm surprised that so many of us think this means Spach or Stupar.

    I think it means 2 TE's with Evans between FB and TE. Hybridization ala BB.

    I think we go 2 TE's, 4 HB's and Evans, and maybe carry eleventeen Linebackers.
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    ...plus throw in the technical/financial disadvantages of having a vested veteran on your roster for game 1. I totally expect to see Seau on this team, and I'm looking forward to it -- week 2.
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    The problem is, they didn't seem to be using Evans that way in camp.
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    Pollard was a big mouth against the Patriots when he was with the Colts and predicted a win in an arrogant fashion to which NE responded and whipped the Colts ass

    He was a guy I did not like nor want on the team

    Good move by the FO IMO
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    True, but they're practicing today with one less tight end. This trend (Evans no TE) could emerge. Doesn't Vrabel jump in at TE on occasion too?


    I've been thinking and I mentioned it in the QB poll:
    Couldn't Pollard's empty spot be a great place to stick a vet QB? I think the empty slot is almost guaranteed to go to a former Pat's Vet or a rookie (ultimately) so why not grab a Vinny or a Daunte and get them in the rotation for a couple of weeks, see if they can shake the QB tree enough to make the decision easier?
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