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    I don't get it. They give Fells a pretty financially secure contract and try their hardest to find someone to beat him out for a roster spot.
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    I think it's moreso that Gronk isn't ready to go yet. Fells had some injury issues in mini-camp too, if I remember correctly.

    Fells will be on the roster.
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    Former TE for the Vikings. Good all-around, but great at nothing.. He hasn't missed a single game in his career.. He's 32 and definitely on the downside, though he still pulled in 36 catches for 409 yards last year for the anemic Vikings offense.
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    He is a pretty good receiving te. Has some good production with Favre in Minnesota. He could start for a lot of teams.
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    Didn't see that one coming. Shancoe has had some solid years. Are we hellbent on carrying four this year? Or do they not like Fells? Or just camp depth?
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    It's clearly because they don't like Fells, which is why they signed him to a 3 year contract.
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    Not sure. Thought that he injured himself after he signed with the team?
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    Touche. :D

    I guess what I meant was do they not like what they've seen from him so far, which has mostly been him on the shelf b/c of injury I think.

    But specific to the contract, the 3 years is less important to whether or not he could be cut - he has a $1 million signing bonus, that's what matters.
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    I heard he was going to try out for kicker but his last name ruined his chances :cool:
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    Do any teams carry 4 TEs? Gronkowski, Hernandez, and Fells are locks, while Ballard, a #1 TE, was stolen due to injury. Now this guy could be added, sure is an interesting approach.
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    Not sure how many teams carry 4, but the Pats do use 2TEs an awful lot, so their quest for depth there makes sense in that regard.
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    Perhaps Belichick is an anti stream-crosserite...
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    Fells was hurt during mini camp and there's always the possibility it's a serious injury. While he's a decent player, he's not so good he's guaranteed a roster spot or beyond having them bring in competition.
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    his nickname is 'mini me.' During live postgame locker room footage they showed his shaft. That's what he's best known for...
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    I think Belichick is determined to field a rugby team to play american football.
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    4 TEs would make a lot of sense, although it might be bad news for people's WRs and/or FB binkies.
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