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    Good luck, out of 17 DB's - how many will they keep and can you name them??

    I say we keep 10 (K)- PS 3 (PS) and cut 4 (C)... Hawkins is the toughest cut that I can see.

    Gay(K) - Wilson (K) - Meriweather(K) - Andrews(K) - Hobbs(K) - Assante (K)- Harrison(K) - Richardson(K) - Hawkins(C) - Sanders(K) - Anam(PS) - Baker(PS) - Jackson(PS) - James(C) - Mitchell(K) - Wesley(C) - Williams(PS)
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    I agree with Hawkins getting cut, I just have a feeling that Wesley makes the team because of his size and more than adequate depth he could provide for the CB's. Of course, I could be wrong and probably will be.
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    Fellers,

    Don't we get an exemption if Asante holds out?

    Seems to me we ought to get some sort of a compensation on the roster spot for any player that holds out.

    Respects,
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    I thought this thread title said D-bags at first, which got me thinking:

    How many Patriots D-backs have simultaneously been D-bags?

    Law, maybe Samuel?
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    I don't think they keep these 3 (richardson andrews and Mitchell) over Hawkins as Hawkins can play both st and with the regs. I'ld say they cut Mitchell. Plus I don't think you can put baker on the practice squad...
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    You have four going to the PS?

    CB Ranked: #1 Hobbs. #2 Gay. #3 (NB) Meriweather. #4 James. #5 Richardson.

    S ranked: #1 Harrison. #2 Wilson. #3 Sanders. #4 Baker.

    ST ranked: #1 (Gun) Andrews. #2 (KR) Williams. #3 Mitchell.

    Samuel isn't here and doesn't count.

    mgteich generally uses a 27 man defensive roster when he's projecting a 53 man roster, 7 DL, and 10 each LB and DB.
    - The extra LBs tend to be STs, Mitchell offers a small LB/Big S option for the goal line and other situational defense roles, plus STs.
    - Williams is the #3 KR in camp so far, behind Hobbs and Maroney. I'd vote to save them. Williams is getting mixed reviews in coverage, but he's essentially a rookie coming off IR from last season. His Gunner work needs development, but he's got the speed, he just needs to train.
    - Andrews is a good Gunner/KO wing and the #4 KR.

    If you're going to figure DBs, then you also have to look at DL and LB:

    DL: Sey, Ty, Vince, Jarvis, Mike - 1 NT, 1 DE - gameday inactives like last year.

    LB: #1-5 Vrabes, Rosy, Tedy, Adalius, Jr. #6-8 Eric, Larry, Pierre. #9-10 is where Mitchell fits in, and if you keep both Andrews and Williams you can put one more in here. That puts the D at 27.

    I think you can go with 8 LB this year because Alexander joined with the top five gives you more flexibility to mix up the front seven. It also gives you a good ST core amongst LBs with Izzo and Woods. Folks will advocate dumping Izzo, but they forget or ignore the fact he does more then run down on kicks, he's also a scout team QB and Seely's Tedy Bruschi. Alexander may be ready to start taking on some of those duties, but not all. The kids who would normally be kept as STs aces will just have to survive to be re-signed to the Practice Squad.

    ST: PK, P, LS = 30

    O = 23

    2 QB: Brady, Cassel = 2
    9 OL: Light, Mankins, Koppen, Neal, Kaczur, Hochstein, O'Callaghan, Yates, Britt = 11
    4 RB: Maroney, Faulk, Morris, Evans = 15
    3 TE: Watson, Brady, ??? = 18
    5 WR: Moss, Welker, Gaffney, Caldwell*, Washington* = 23

    *Good blockers, they can be used on STs.

    PUP: T.Brown, C.Jackson, D.Thomas, E.Jackson.
    IR: Scott, Hairston, ???

    PS: OL - Elgin, Oldenburg. LB - Mays, Rogers. QB - Gutierrez. DL - K.Brown Utility Guys - Bam, Kelvin.

    Where I think you can switch things around:
    Keep 8 OL - I wouldn't, but it's an option.
    Keep 6 DL - This I might do, keep a NT and count on one of Kenny Smith, Santonio Thomas, and the third NT to survive on the Shadow Roster in case a one-gap team grabs Kareem Brown (like Indy).

    Samuel comes back and James gets the cut, for now he's the "tall" veteran CB in the Chad Scott role.
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    You don't see Stallworth making this team? :eek:
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    I think Rashard Baker will make the team over Mel Mitchell.
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    Why should I? :confused: I'll see him shortly on the replay and get a better feel for how he's doing, but for now there's other guys who've moved ahead of him by being in Camp and practicing.
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    Gay, Hobbs, Harrison, Wilson, Meriweather, Sanders, Andrews, Hawkins, Richardson, Mitchell

    Jackson goes on PUP

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