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  1. Finnishfan

    Finnishfan Practice Squad Player

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    As of today, practice squad looks like this:
    OL Thomas Austin
    FB Eric Kettani
    WR Sam Kirkland
    OL Matt Kopa
    TE Alex Silvestro
    LB Jeff Tarpinian
    DB Malcolm Williams

    So there we have obviously mostly guys who serve as backups, but are there enough developmental players in regards to different skill positions?

    I would like to see a RB added there, just to try and find another downhill runner in case either Bolden or Ridley goes down on a injury. Vereen and Woodhead neither qualify for that role and two scatbacks is more than enough, but with downhill runners I would prefer having some insurance policy.

    Ofc we have Hernandez who can also play as a RB, but I dont know whether he is a downhill-type of guy as a RB.

    Also, bringing in more WRs might also be a good idea. Our active roster WR depth is shallow at the moment, and our future on that position looks also a bit rugged. Despite PS players rarely see real action they are the in facto backups for the first team after the trade deadline, and at least they get a chance to learn the style of offense and perhaps come better equipped to the OTAs next year to fight for a roster spot.
     
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    I'm fine with this group, as the whole practice squad seems to be dynamic.

    Most of these guys are familiar with the Pats System, and if needed they know their roles and the Patriots way..

    Then there is the "shadow roster"....
     
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    resdubwhite In the Starting Line-Up

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    No Jersey Selected

    Does anyone know if Ebert was claimed?

    Surprised not to see his name there.
     
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    Ebert wasn't claimed. Only 29 players were. The Patriots had 4 hours of exclusivity to sign him (only teams who waive a player can sign him in the first 4 hours) and it didn't happen either because they didn't want to or he didn't want to. Haven't seen anyone else sign him to their squad so maybe they kick the tires of the guys they did sign and revisit him if they don't like what they see over the next week or so.

    PS remain pretty fluid throughout the season as assessments/needs evolve and other opportunities (waived players) present themselves.
     
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