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  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

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

    Here's your updated roster:

    QBs - 4
    QB - Tom Brady
    QB - Kevin O'Connell (Unsigned draft pick)
    QB - Matt Cassel
    QB - Matt Gutierrez

    RBs - 6
    RB - Laurence Maroney
    RB - Kevin Faulk
    RB - Sammy Morris
    RB - Heath Evans
    RB - Kyle Eckel
    RB - BenJarvus Green-Ellis

    WRs - 10
    WR - Randy Moss
    WR - Wes Welker
    WR - Jabar Gaffney
    WR - Chad Jackson
    WR - Kelley Washington
    WR - Sam Aiken
    WR - C.J. Jones
    WR/S - Matt Slater (Unsigned draft pick)
    WR - Robert Ortiz
    WR/S - Ray Ventrone

    TEs - 5
    TE - Ben Watson
    TE - Dave Thomas
    TE - Stephen Spach
    TE - Marcus Pollard
    TE - Jonathan Stupar

    OLs - 14
    OT - Matt Light
    OT - Nick Kaczur
    OT - Ryan O'Callaghan
    OT - Wesley Britt
    OT/G - Oliver Ross

    OG - Logan Mankins
    OG - Stephen Neal
    C - Dan Koppen
    OG/C - Russ Hochstein
    OG/C - Billy Yates
    OG/C - Gene Mruczkowski
    OG/C - Dan Connolly
    OG/T - Jimmy Martin
    C - Ryan Wendell

    DLs - 10
    DE - Richard Seymour
    DE - Ty Warren
    NT - Vince Wilfork
    DE - Jarvis Green
    NT/DE - Mike Wright
    NT/DE - Le Kevin Smith
    DE - Santonio Thomas
    DE - Kenny Smith
    NT - Steve Fifita
    DE - Chris Norwell

    LBs - 12
    OLB - Mike Vrabel
    OLB/ILB - Adalius Thomas
    ILB - Tedy Bruschi
    ILB - Jerod Mayo (Unsigned draft pick)
    ILB - Victor Hobson
    OLB - Shawn Crable (Unsigned draft pick)
    OLB - Pierre Woods
    ILB - Larry Izzo
    ILB - Eric Alexander
    ILB - Bo Ruud (Unsigned draft pick)
    OLB - Vince Redd
    ILB/OLB - Gary Guyton

    CBs - 8
    CB - Ellis Hobbs
    CB - Fernando Bryant
    CB - Terrence Wheatley (Unsigned draft pick)
    CB - Jason Webster
    CB - Lewis Sanders
    CB - Jonathan Wilhite (Unsigned draft pick)
    CB - Mike Richardson
    CB - Antwain Spann

    Ss - 6
    S - Rodney Harrison
    S - James Sanders
    S/CB - Brandon Meriweather
    S - Tank Williams
    S/CB - Willie Andrews
    S - Mark Dillard

    STs - 3
    K - Stephen Gostkowski
    P - Chris Hanson
    LS - Lonie Paxton

    Roster Count
    78 total players
    -7 unsigned drafted rookies (Mayo, Wheatley, Crable, O'Connell, Wilhite, Slater, Ruud)

    =71 players counting against the 80-man limit
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    We should sign him. Oh, wait we did and released him, my bad.

    Whenever I see a player being released I just automatically think we should sign him.

    Got to give the people at Patriots Football weekly on line something to talk about. :cool:
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    Other teams, Nut, other teams! :D
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    I am a bit surprised they did this...my guess is that he was NOT really all that competitive...otherwise why do it?? Having competition is what TC is all about. Was Hansen that far above him?? My guess that's what it is..I would not be surprised if another is brought in...
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    The PFW guys said he wasn't punting too well in minicamp. Since it isn't an issue of getting under the limit (they already were, and the rookies probably won't start signing until mid-July), I think it's a case of them seeing Player probably won't beat out Hanson and trying to let the vet catch on somewhere else before camp. I do think the Pats will bring someone else in, though. Remember last camp, when they had Malone, Baugher, and Miller all in, but they ended up cutting all of them and signing Hanson.

    Regardless, this looks like the last Pats transaction we'll see until a rookie signing in the second week of July or so. Once they get to camp, I see them re-examining their injury situation and using the last two remaining spots where they are needed.
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    Another year of Chris Hanson punting for the Patriots. :bricks:

    I sure hope that offense rocks like it did last year. BB may be a genius, but IMHO, he does not excel at finding great punters.
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    His strength must have come from the single-bar. Without it he's Ken Walter.

    I've never had a problem with Chris Hanson's punting. He did a fine job for the most part last year.
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    I guess the goal this year is to score TDs every drive
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    It must be....oh darn....
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    My thought is that with the roster limitations they held this compition during the mini camps before the rookies officially sign. I mean with less roster spots were we really going to bring 3 punters to camp.

    While it is not an imediate roster limit issue there is not much team activity between now and when camp starts (when the limit will matter) so do the Player (no pun intended) a favor and give him a chance to sign else where.
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    I missed that from PFW..I used to listen to them all the time..but grew tired of their non-football talk..inside jokes etc etc.. lack of football info. Good to hear they MAYBE back on track.
    Yes..that makes great sense.. I don't think this is the last move though. With positions open, I do think there will be 1 to 2 surprise signings (non punter)..always to improve their situation. They do that all the time..so I think the eval will continue. Yes, I quite remember the 3 punters..and how they all were cut. Miller was coming off an injury and Malone and Baugher were young and really inexperienced..a punter can come into camp a lot easier than other positions..(more like a baseball player..than part of a unit). yes, injuries will be a large factor as to positions they will look for. Also..I would NOT be surprised if 1-2 rookies were late into camp...more so to give others a chance for a few days. 80 is difficult position wise..and many have been surprised that teams have not petitioned for an expansion.
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    I honestly do not remember one Hanson punt last year, and I watched every game, 4 in person. I must be repressing them or something. Weird.
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    funniest thing I have read in a while :)
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    You're not kidding -- but still, if that's his only weakness ... :)
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    I remember one in the "not to be mentioned game" in which he could have put it inside the 20 but slammed it through the end zone. Anyway, Hanson was OK last year, he did a little better than I expected when we needed a long one. I'm not remotely happy with him as our punter but . . . between Hanson and Ken Walter, I'll take Hanson :)
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    Oh, wait! I have an idea!!!

    Let's try and sign Sauerbrun!!!!:D
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    Bring Back Drago!!!
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    he'll be back later..PSqd...or maybe before..too soon now..
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    So we signed this guy, and he turned out worse than Chris Hanson?

    Oh lord.
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