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Pats put in claim but miss out on RB Tristan Davis

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    Lions got him. Interesting that one of the rb's was going to get the ax if we got him. Went to the lions instead. Source PFT
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    He's a bowling ball of a running back..

    5'9 and 215lbs.. Total north/south runner. Hmm.. I can't imagine who'd have been cut.
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    He probably would have headed to the practice squad.
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    Not off waivers. When you claim a player off waivers you can't sign them to the PS, they are automatically signed to your 53 under the remaining terms of the contract they had with the team that waived them.

    Edited: But in this case I think I just read that he in fact cleared waivers from Detroit and while we were persuing him for our PS (as were others) he decided to sign with the Lions PS.
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    I think you got this from PFT. Its misleading the way its written. He was originally signed by Detroit on August 24th. He played this past weekend for Detroit and had a 79 yard TD. Detroit cut him yesterday and today signed him to their practice squad. If the Pats had put in a claim, they would have got him. Detroit already cut him. Instead, I think its more likely they inquired about him joining the Pats practice squad, but he chose Detroit's instead.

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    If the patriots want him for the 53, they can still have him.

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    Don't really see the pats carrying 6 RBs, but then again I didn't see them carrying 5 either, so wtf do I know :p
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    nope......
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    Please cite any post where Davis chose Detroit's Practice Squad over an offer to be on the patriot's ROSTER. Your post indicates that the player preferred the Detroit Practice Squad to ours.

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    The Patriots can still claim him from their practice squad, any team can.
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    oh, well yeah... of course. I just assume we don't want them on our ROSTER.
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    Some might think he would have a role as a #5 running back.

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    I don't think they do. They would have claimed him if they did. Probably just wanted to take a look on the PS.

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    That there was reported interest (PFT) and the Pats inquired, that he was on Detroit this past weekend's exhibition game (scoring a TD) and was cut yesterday and signed with Detroit's PS indicates the Pats inquired in terms of a PS spot, not a waiver claim (they would have gotten him if they did as he cleared to signed with Detroit's PS).

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    Yeah, but they already have five NFL-caliber RBs on the 53, which is why they didn't put in a waiver claim. Davis was destined for Practice Squad here, or Detroit. He wisely chose Detroit where he isn't sixth best.
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