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    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots made a series of roster moves today to reach the NFL roster limit of 75 players.

    The team released veterans, DL Tim Bulman, WR Jabar Gaffney WR Donte’ Stallworth, DB Ross Ventrone and DL Gerard Warren .

    Defensive back Will Allen, S Josh Barrett and FB Spencer Larsen were placed on injured reserve.

    Tight end Jake Ballard and DL Myron Pryor were placed on the Reserve/Physical Unable to Perform list. Rookie free agent OL Markus Zusevics was placed on the Reserve/Non Football Injury List.

    In addition, the Patriots claimed first-year WR Kerry Taylor.

    Taylor, 23, was claimed off waivers and awarded to the patriots from Minnesota. He spent a week on the New England practice squad last season in September. The 6-foot, 196-pounder was originally signed by Green Bay as a rookie free agent on July 28, 2011 out of Arizona State. He was released by Green Bay on Sept. 3, 2011. In addition to spending time on the Patriots’ practice squad, Taylor also spent time on the practice squads of San Francisco and Minnesota last year. He was released by Minnesota on Aug. 25, 2012.
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    mildly surprised at Gaffney
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    Damn, Gaffney not working out really hurts the WR depth. He must be seriously hurt because it sounded like he was playing well enough in camp. Time to take a look at Burress?
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    So Jesse Holley and Kerry Taylor beat out two vet WRs.

    I'm sure we'll see Gaffney or Stallworth on either the Dolphins or Jets.
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    is that barretts 3rd year on IR.

    Thats beats Crable if so.
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    oh man, gaffney. hoped he could tie in with his last season performance...
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    WR seems awfully thin all of the sudden...
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    Lloyd
    Welker
    Branch
    Edelman
    Slater
    Ebert ?

    not thin per se but considering 3 of them are slot guys we are basically in the same positon as last year if Lloyd gets injured or doesn't work out.
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    Unless the UDFA's are field stretchers. Surprised at Gaffney.
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    If his injury is not too serious (in that he is able to contribute later in the year), he could be part of the "shadow" roster and be back down the stretch.
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    Surprised at Gaffney, I am a big Jab fan. The first thing that popped into my head was that Ebert is making the roster, he already beat out Stallworth and Gaffney,
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    Yeah that's ridiculous, cut him with an injury settlement or it will 4 next year.
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    But more youthful...
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    Jesse Holley made a great catch in the TB game and provides PS support. still I didn't see both Stallworth and Gaffney being gone. Especially inthe first cut, no shadow roster for them.
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    Hernandez will be 70% WR, 30% TE this year.
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    isn't that what he was last year?
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    Interesting to see that the initial reports of Larsen and Barrett being cut were incorrect.

    It is a bit strange that both Stallworth and Gaffney were let go.

    Also, this Taylor guy was on our PS for about ten days last year. Interesting.
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    Im a big Gerard Warren fan... and with Fanene being cut due to injuries I thought Warren might make it.

    Our defense always seems to get better when he's in there.
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    Yes! AH is TE by label only. He's more of a WR which is something people need to remember before freaking out that we're "suddenly thin at WR". With Fells filling in as primarily blocking TE it will free AH further. I'm not saying he's a cure all, but just that people not overlook him because he's not listed as a WR.
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    Interesting Gaffney and Stallworth are both cut.

    Perhaps the Pats will go with

    5 WRs -- Welker, Lloyd, Branch, Edelman, Slater
    4 TEs -- Gronkowski, Hernandez, Fells, Shiancoe (or Silvestro :D)

    That wouldn't be crazy given the personnel groupings they like to use on the field.
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    Warren will likely be back mid season. Unless he gets a very generous offer from another team he'll be on the shadow roster until someone on the line gets hurt.
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    Will Allen must be a really good locker room presence who can mentor the young CB otherwise I can't think of why we IR'ed him when he likely is retiring at years end and was a on a 1yr contract.
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    I think people overrate Gerard Warren here. He can provide an occasional pass rush but he's weak against the run. I'm hoping Brace, Forston, and/or Harrison can provide an improvement.
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    If WR feels thin now, let's hope Welker doesn't get traded. Still a 50/50 prop, in my book.
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    Huh?!? Welker is not getting traded. The Pats will want too much for a WR who is 31 and will require a long term deal at $9 million a year to make the trade happen. Never going to happen.

    Also, the Pats are deeper at WR than they were last year.
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    A couple of notes by Bedard, from his column giving his take on the cuts (there's more at the link):

    Looking at the cuts - Extra Points - Boston.com
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    Gaffney will be back.
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    Bedard is wrong that it shouldn't have been a shock, but he is right that Gaffney could have an injury that will sideline him until late September or October and he could be back. I don't think even Bedard talked about the possibility of Gaffney getting cut until it actually happened.
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    I think there's a decent chance that Warren is brought back sometime after week one when they don't have to guarantee his salary, which is what they did last year IIRC.

    I would bet he's back at some point this season, maybe even earlier than some expect.
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