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    With Edelman's injury we might be looking around the league at other teams' practice squad players, there are some players of note that might be worth looking into.

    1) James Rodgers, WR, ATL
    He was a good punt and kick returner at Oregon State and is #1 on their all time receptions list.

    2) Junior Hemingway, WR, KC
    Was very productive at Michigan, has good size/speed

    3) Josh Bellamy, WR, KC
    Had pretty good production in college, also played Corner and can fill the special teams void

    4) Chad Hall, WR, SF
    Has experience returning punts at the NFL level with a respectable avg of 10.7 yards per return, also has 14 receptions and 2 TDs when with the Eagles

    5) Jeff Maehl, WR, HOU
    Good short area quickness and was very productive in Oregon's no-huddle

    6) Dale Moss, WR, CHI
    Was a favorite of some on the draft board
    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/13/907094-should-we-get-moss-south-dakota-state-wr-dale-moss.html
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    Nobody is going to come in and be useful within a week unless they've been in the system before. That pretty much leaves Branch, Gaffney, Stallworth, and Ebert.
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    Branch is injured, Gaffney is suspended and we don't know how serious Edelman's injury is and with no Edelman Welker is forced into PR duties. If we bring in another team's PS player is would be for a min. of 3 weeks on the roster. If the if Edelman is out multiple weeks I wouldn't be shocked if somebody is brought in.
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    I want this guy bad but I doubt he'll be able to come in and produce anytime soon.
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    That still leaves Stallworth and Ebert as more likely. If Edelman can't play, then they need WR help now, not in two weeks when a new practice squad guy finally knows a third of the offense.
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    We still need a punt returner and someone to take special teams snaps. Stallwoth was worked out and not signed, Ebert was cut and not even resigned to the PS initially. Anybody we bring in wouldn't be getting much if at all on offense anyways, but is either Welker or Lloyd goes down Slater would be forced to take significant snaps.
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    Just an FYI, it was tweeted earlier today that Gaffney's suspension is actually up and he is signable, if healthy.

    You are also forgetting about Kamar Aiken who is currently on the Pats PS. However, Aiken is a taller receiver (6'1) and has similar speed to Lloyd and a good 3 cone at 6.85.
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    We'll probably just give more snaps to Slater and Vereen.
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    We could use Woodhead in the slot as well. Then there is Hernandez.

    I didn't think much of our passing offense today (or our first half game plan).
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    I don't see why any of these are better choices than Ebert or Stallworth.

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    Branch is more valuable in the offense, Stallworth can contribute more on special teams. At this point as much as I like Branch I would go with Stallworth, he has exp in this offense and can contribute on teams if needed. If Gaffney's suspension is up he's another nice option, if he's healthy that is.

    I would think they can use Hernandez more outside and seem to have plenty of options inside. When Gronk comes back plenty more options.
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    Aiken can also contribute on teams, I thought his 3-cone was 7.19
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    Not a lot to choose from but it might give us a chance to groom another young receiver which would be nice.
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    It is.. I didn't realize that I clicked on the wrong guy's profile last night.. Thanks for the correction.
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    Now that Edelman is on the IR it increases the chance of another signing, I don't think Stallworth has much in him and I don't think he can contribute much on special teams, he didn't look good on punt returns in camp
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    One guy I'd have liked the Pats to have signed was Marty Gilyard. But the Jets signed him on Nov. 28th.. I think he'd have made a good replacement for Edelman for punt returns, but not much beyond that.
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    I also noticed that Buffalo has Chris Hogan on their PS, he of the recent Hard Knocks series at Miami.
    Reggie Bush nicknamed him 7-11, because he was always open.

    Andre Holmes, on Dallas' PS, was on my short list of UDFA WR possibilities after the 2011 draft,
    as was Ricardo Lockette, currently on the 49ers' PS.

    Old faces Kerry Taylor & Vidal Hazelton are on Arizona's & Cinci's PSs, respectively. These 2 would
    take less time to acclimate, but are also less talented than the other 3.

    Unfortunately for us, it is far too late for anybody, be they vet FAs or PSers, to be brought here
    and be expected to contribute in any significent way.
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    It's from Russ Lande at the NFP, so take it with more than a grain of salt. But, FWIW:

    Practice Squad players worth stealing | National Football Post

    McClain sounds somewhat intriguing, and the idea of stealing a prospect form the Ravens' practice squad does have its appeal, but I don't know much about him.
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    We might already have our version of McClain on the PS in Jeremiah Warren; Saulsberry, however,
    was a draftable C/G talent whom I had hoped that Bill would sign here as a UDFA.
    I'm still not a fan of Wendell as our starting Center, either now or in the future. The depth we once
    had there has almost vanished, so this position needs to be addressed in 2013.
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