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  1. TyronePoole

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    Pats cut C Tennant sign RB Lex Hilliard

    A former Viking.
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    I don't get why they think we need a FB.....
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    Will Belichick's craziness of this revolving roster slow down soon?...I see no signs of it yet :cool:
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    Re: Pats cut C Tennant sign RB Lex Hilliard

    Where's the guy that said Tennant is going to start for the Pats?
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    ...and yet another FB, this one on the regular roster.

    5-11 235, 4.66 40.
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    Re: Pats cut C Tennant sign RB Lex Hilliard

    clearing out his locker.
    I believe he's called Tennant.
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    Re: Pats cut C Tennant sign RB Lex Hilliard

    Headlines in the Herald tomorrow

    'Tennant gets evicted' :D
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    Bedard's sources with the fins say he's not a FB although he will try if you ask. More a downhill runner with just average speed and little elusiveness. Supposedly was a solid ST player for them.
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    This guy is so gonna get cut by next week.
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    I agree....we need the roster spot for another TE or QB :rolleyes:
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    Bedard tweets that Hilliard might have been signed because Vereen is supposably injured....again.

    I hope Vereen does not become a frequent injured player...we need him.
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    Vereen to designated IR?
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    Not after they guarantee his veteran minimum salary?????!?!?!? :eek:
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    He's not a vested veteran, that's 4 credited years, he only has 3 (spent a year on the Miami PS as a rookie in 2008). Bill didn't just fall off some turnip truck. ;)
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    Don't think it's again. It's still...
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    Not me. I want my HC/GM tinkering with the roster right up to the last minute.....and beyond. Its his job to make sure the roster is as good as he can make it. Since players are constantly coming available, he is constantly working the waiver and FA wires to see if he can tweak the roster.

    Also its good to remember that Bill is working with a 65 man roster in his mind,. and he's also thinking both short and long term.
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    I know,but as a fan it gets a little nutso.....you grab a binky out of the bunch and BAM! He is gone a day later :cool:
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    Indeed. He's playing Master-level chess while many others are still playing Chutes & Ladders....... :cool:
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    Yet another sign that Danny Woodhead's gonna get cut...
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    You mean let's cut our best third down rb, a dude with a ton of heart who shows up every play and does a very good job. Woodhead is the definition of a patriot
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    is this sarcasm?
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    No, it's a demonstration of Poe' Law.
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    I don't see why this guy would be active. We are fine with Ridley, Boldin and Woodhead. Of course, he may be have brought in to compete with Boldin in practice.
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    Signing a running back makes sense to me, as a replacement for Demps, as an upgrade from Boldin, or even as a developmental body.

    A couple of weeks ago, we were all set with 5 running backs in a team that wanted more emphasis on the run. Demps was put on IR. Vereen is injured. Boldin is certainly upgradable.

    Hilliard could be cut later this week if doesn't look good. Also, we could sign one or two more running backs.
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    He might replace Demps spot, but doesn't come close to replacing what Demps could of done. IMO Bolden has more upside then Hilliard at this point. 3 years in the league and he was unemployed up until today, so I'm not sure how that is an upgrade from Bolden?
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    Haven't followed Lex a ton in Miami, but I've tried since he's a former Montana Grizzly.

    Really big, thick guy... met him in person on campus once and he's an intimidating guy for sure, and he's only gotten bigger. Hits the hole well, good vision... decent speed, but not particularly quick. Will be interesting to see how he gets used if he can stick around.
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    I doubt he'll be on the team for very long.
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    He is a very poor man's version of Ricky Williams. He could be ok, if he is used right.
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    The only thing I can think of, is maybe he's a good at pass protection?

    Ridley's had some issues from what I've read, haven't seen enough from Vareen and Bolden, and Woodhead tries like hell, but he just can't hold up.
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