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  1. pats1

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/


    All were released by their respective teams (Redskins, 49ers, Saints, Chargers, Texans, Broncos) within the past week.
     
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    Was hoping they'd take a look at Jue. Looked really good every time I saw him in 2005. Not sure how bad his injury was last year.
     
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    Go 'Cuse!

    Hope we sign Kyle Johnson. He was actually a solid FB for the Broncos. Likely made expendable when they decided to move Mike Bell to FB.

    He's a good short yardage back from what I remember. IMO, a slight upgrade from Evans.
     
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    Nordy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Yeah, having Kyle Johnson around could really be a nice help to Maroney.
     
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    Kyle Johnson is the only intriguing player I see. But is it worth the chance to bring him in over Evans at this point?

    I think Evans has made this team enough not to get replaced.
     
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    What, no former Jets?
     
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    Sammy Davis Jr!

    Jue, Davis, McCleon, and Butler are all recognizable names. McCleon was even a good player at one point!
     
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    BrianPat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Too funny, I'm glad you brought that up !!
     
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    Butler - good for Rams till he got hurt 1 year and never did anything after

    Davis - hes got speed and height but cant put it together in game. im sure if he was just asked to run and cover hed be fine but his mental part of game is very questionable. that might make him hard to sign since we usually go for smarter CBs(no i dont mean IQ..i mean recognizing plays, reading routes)

    Groce - ST player mostly.

    Jue - decent cover man...has played CB and FS

    McLeon - McDone

    Johnson - interested. he can run and catch ..not sure how his blocking is but Evans is fine right now but i can see some competition maybe(little late for competition maybe)
     
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    How do you know Johnson won't be brought in as a backup? Or insurance in case Evans gets hurt, because then you're looking at Sammy Morris as the FB. He has experience there but his role is to spell Maroney.
     
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    Evans is a definite on this team and if he gets injured the guy they bring in will be named Kyle, but his last name is just as likely going to be Eckel as it is Johnson.
     
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    I wonder if they will sign anyone out of those 5...
     
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    Kyle Johnson is a pro. Eckel is a taxi squader, no more no less.

    Could be they aren't looking to have him replace Evans at all. Perhaps he's a G Mills substitute?
     
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    why a CB...Samuel not ready to go??? I wonder....
     
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    With the injury bug for the past couple seasons seemingly hitting our secondary the hardest, I think it's a smart move to see what some of these FA's have left in the tank, in case we need them down the line.

    Terry
     
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    Exactly. This is SOP for Belichick & Pioli. Free agents get brought in for a work out, and probably to see how they grasp the playbook. From all of these tryouts, Belichick keeps a list of people to call in case of injury. Testaverde, Mickens, Hawkins, Stone, etc. all came in similarly.
     
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    Kyle Johnson is interesting in that he's got three years behind that Denver zone blocking scheme.
     
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    Wow, Sammy Davis was a 1st round draft pick in 2003. I don't know how well he played in SD, but his stats aren't too impressive.
     
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    Do you know the number/names of players that have actually been signed by the Pats from these tryouts ? thanks.
     
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