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  1. jmt57

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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    That was fast.
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    Who's still in the Ebert camp?
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    And with them go our Super Bowl aspirations...
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    I could have been - if he could catch a damn ball. He was horrible in the pre-season last year.
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    FB Tony Fiammetta had to go to make room for the new fullback intern, Mr. Tebow. ;) :eek: :bricks:
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    I thought there was a new rule this year, which states that UDFAs don't count against the 90-man roster?
    Maybe they failed their physical or showed up out of shape?
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    UDFA's count. Otherwise the limit has ZERO meaning. No team has anywhere near 90 non-UDFA's.

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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    Comment from Mike Reiss:
    The players released faced longer odds for roster spots. DB Malcolm Williams had biggest contributions for Patriots, on special teams.​


    Comment from Brian Lowe:
    Malcolm Williams among 5 Patriots released. When NE added the entire Rutgers defensive backfield, it didn't bode well for Williams.​


    Comment from Mike Loyko:
    The Patriots released a full back today obviously to clear a roster spot for Tim Tebow to play fullback​
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    What the rule was, up until a couple years ago, was that players that were not under contract did not count. At that time the off season roster limit was 80 players.

    The NFL changed that recently (I believe for the 2011 off season), to include players that were property of the team, but were not yet signed. They offset that change by increasing the roster limit from 80 players to 90 players.

    As far as I know that has been the only recent change to rules regarding off season roster sizes.
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    You're right, I screwed up, thanks for clarification.

    I messed the rule up: it states that unsigned draft picks don't count against the 90-man roster.
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    correct and np

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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    Realistically, the 250# FB Fiametta, was cut to make room for the new 250# FB/RB Le Garette Blount. Did I mention that Blount is a former NFL 1000 yard rusher for the Bucs?:)
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    Brian Lowe and Mike Loyko could use a dose of professionalism. Maybe we can tweet about them after someone takes their job.
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    Unsigned draft picks did not count against the 80-man roster. But when the NFL went to 90-man rosters unsigned draft picks count against the limit.


    NFL increases offseason roster limit to 90 players - NFL.com
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    Do I need to mention that he was a 151 yard rusher with a 3.7 ypc last year? He 'only' cost us a 7th plus Demps.
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    How about the year before?
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    Blount is a much better talent than Fiammetta. With that said, Blount isn't exactly Sam Gash back there so it seems if Bolden doesn't shape up, it Blount who will be the #3 RB behind Ridley and Vereen.

    Demps value depreciated w/ the team once he started with the track stuff again.
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    Fullbacks block.

    Tampa fans insist that Blount is probably a less capable blocker than, say... Danny Woodhead.

    Now Woody can block a little, I grant you, but nobody would consider it to be on the level required of a fullback.

    I thus have a hard time considering Blount a fullback.
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    Re: Pats cut FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson, DB Malcolm Willia

    This can only mean one thing

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