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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2008/03/aiken_in_the_fo.html

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    Reiss: Aiken in the fold.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2008/03/aiken_in_the_fo.html

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    Pats sign Aiken a ST receiver type

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2008/03/aiken_in_the_fo.html

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    Re: Reiss: Aiken in the fold.

    If I remember correctly, he was a real good special teams player, and I remember the Patriots being linked to him in the Draft that year.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    Sure hope he can play CB.
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    Re: Reiss: Aiken in the fold.

    I really like Sam Aiken. Big, physical (am surprised he's only listed at 6ft).

    Will make it on the roster even if just for his ST play.
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    Re: Reiss: Aiken in the fold.

    If I remember rightly Aiken was one of those players Belichick looked for to congratulate after a game. BB has talked up his ST play before a number of times too.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    This Only Means That Kelley Washington Is Being Promoted To Play On Offense
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    Re: Pats sign Aiken a ST receiver type

    This could me a few things,
    1. Were not bringing back Gaffney and using Aiken to take up for Washington's gunner responsibilities cause he's going to be involved in the passing game this year.
    2. He's training camp fodder and just a depth guy that BB wanted to take a peek at.
    3. Were cutting willie andrews and using this guy as another gunner.
    4. The deal with Moss was interupted when Daunte getting past security ran in sobbing. This is the next big thing in the Patriots eyes so they gave Randy's money to Sam.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    Agreed, that was my first thought as well. That was probably going to happen anyways, though.
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    Re: Pats sign Aiken a ST receiver type

    I think #1 and 2 are correct. If Gaffney is not signed Washington will move to the #3/4 and Aiken will be used in his place. If Gaffney is signed then Aiken becomes a causality.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    You guys got a great ST player in Aiken. Not only is he a great tackler, he is a great lead blocker for the return man. As a Bills fan, I will miss him. He is a high character guy, relentless and unselfish.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    Sounds like a Patriot through and through
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    Thanks for the insight. That's a big factor, especially for ST+depth guys, you can never have enough good apples.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    That's good news, 'cuz the last WR we had with "Sam" in his name didn't show much. Why hasn't he been used much in the offense?
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    Jonathan Smith2.0? YAWN.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    He was almost never used in the Bills offense. He was 5th in the depth chart behind Evans, Price, Reed, and Parrish. He made the roster year after year because he is that good on ST.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    Well they signed (or are about to sign) Randy Moss today. Hopefully that fulfills your needs for a big signing. Meanwhile I'm excited to get another good special teams player.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    Dropsies.

    I really wouldn't expect him to any more time at WR than Washington did this year.
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    Re: WR Sam Aiken signed

    Sorry this isn't as sexy as the Bartolo Colon signing. I like it though. Aiken is a big receiver with strength. First and foremost he is a solid, solid special teams contributor. He is also a very good blocker as a receiver and on teams. He doesn't back down from anyone and he is physical once he catches the ball while also having the ability to break tackles but his real value obviously as a ST demon. He is a hard worker on and off the field and a definite character guy the Pats always look for. He will be last year's Kelley Washington while Washington moves up the depth chart as a receiver.
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