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    Saw on the net and just on the radio (Sirius) of a rumor of the Pats possibly showing interest in Desmond Clark for a low round draft pick

    Would be our best blocking tight end since Dan Graham and for a low rounder trade, it takes away a look for a TE in the draft.

    What is the opinion here for this guy?

    Just when you think the Pats have interest in a Bears TE like Olsen,it could be the OTHER guy.
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    The patriots are interested in every veteran tight end that can walk.
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    I would give a second for Tony Gonzalez right now,even at his age but its not possible
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    Sirius Radio....Pat Kirwan and a small Website I visited earlier in the day but can't remember where.

    It was not made up,I didn't even think about the other TE of the Bears until I heard this one.
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    I just don't want to take a TE early in the draft after letting a perfectly capable Watson go. I am not saying we should have paid Watson what he got, but if we take a Gresham (not going to happen) we will have to pay more than what Ben got for a slightly abpve-average TE prospect, in my eyes. I am not a big Clark guy, but I don't see many superior options at the moment, nor do I want to invest a pick in Olsen, who isn't a legitimate TE at the line of scrimmage.
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    Shannon Sharpe isn't in a retirement home yet

    I bet he could be had for peanuts too

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    If the Pats give up a sixth or seventh, a good option. Good blocker. Used to be a very good receiver for a TE. The question is his drop in receiving production the last two years because of him or the system.
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    If I recall correctly, this guy was a candidate to be moved to T for the Bears a couple years ago, but the conversion never came about. Anybody remember if this is true?
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    Used to be a fair pass catching TE, with Olsen around he has been getting less looks.

    Worth a look to see what he has left IMO.
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    Meh, what's the point? Tony Gonzalez doesn't want to come here and catch 20 balls.
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    This guy is 33 next month and had 19 catches last year. Yes, he is a blocker. Can't we go with Crumpler or a sixth lineman and save the draft pick?
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    That's where I'm at. I don't get the idea of giving up a pick for the next Kyle Brady.
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    A 249 LB Tackle ? He is small for a tight end.
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    Michaels, Alex from Tampa Bay, Baker....i'm not up for trading a draft pick for someone they will cut anyway. Not much point in it.
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    Clark was a very good wide receiver in college at Wake Forest before moving to TE with the Bears in the NFL. He can definitely catch the ball more than 19 times in the right system.
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    He would be here to replace Chris Baker's role,NOT Ben Watson
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    Let's just eliminate the TE position from this team and be done with it. Seriously, every single guy we get either can't block or can't catch. Let's just stick an extra freakin' O-line guy in and focus on getting wide receivers and basing our offense on that.
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    I must admit i'd be satisified with alge, good protection and we don't utilise many routes for te's in any case.

    We don't need to spend a high pick or lots of money on a te, not a priority right now.

    We have other more pressing gaps and needs.
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    I'll say it again, move Aiken to the position, simples
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    yawn..........
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    Belichick is going to out Belichick'em all on this one.

    He's going to draft an OT in round 2 and either Kaczur or Vollmer or the new guy

    will occupy the TE blocking duties 3 tackles on the field with 1 checking in as

    receiver eligible ... maybe catch a 3-5 yard dink or dunk here and there.;););)

    Seriously ... why use a TE to block and not catch when a real tackle can do it better.
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    If they take a TE early in the draft, the Patriots officially have their priorities messed up.
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    Well I hope Belichick reads your post before he makes a selection.
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    Just to point this out, this was not a link to a rumor... It was just a suggestion!

    A pats fan called in about Olson.. Kirwan said the pats have no use for him because he doesn't fit their system and would cost to much.. No cost benefit.. and during the conversation Clarks name came up.. Thats it.. Pat K said the pats probably could have get him for a 6th or 7th..


    This is not a rumor..
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