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    Here the announcement on roster moves/cuts, straight from the team:

    The New England Patriots placed veteran offensive lineman Stephen Neal on the reserve/physically unable to perform list with a shoulder injury and placed veteran tackle Ryan O'Callaghan on the reserve/injured list with a shoulder injury today. Additionally, the team released fullback Kyle Eckel, cornerback Jason Webster and offensive lineman Ryan Wendell. The Patriots are in compliance with the NFL's 75-player roster limit, which went into effect at 4 p.m. today.
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    Thanks Chris. On the ball as usual.
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    Any surprises? I didn't expect Webster or Wendell to be cut already.
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    Re: When will we know the cuts...

    Christopher, do you know the thinking on cutting Webster? Did he not show enough, or is this injury based?
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    No worries -- all it took was hitting refresh in my e-mail for the last 50 minutes....
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    :rofl:

    What date is the final roster cut-down?
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    Saturday at 4pm.
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    reserve physically unable season ending for neal??
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    Made sense...I thought Webster might have a shot..but..I guess they knew at that point he was having quite an uphill struggle. Eckel?? Wendell?? NO surprise with either...a bit of a surprise with Neal...as I thought they might think he was really ready..or so the reports yesterday. Didn't know about O'Callaghan's injury..(what it was..) but he's been out awhile with it. AND....close to 4:45...the time I said the team would release the details.
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    Saturday...
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    August 30th.
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    Re: When will we know the cuts...

    A little of both. I was talking with some reporters this morning, and we all came to the same conclusion -- he's getting healthy at the wrong time. If he was injured for a little while longer, they could have PUPped him, and if he had gotten hurt earlier and started to come around, I think they would have kept him. But they just don't have enough to go on with him, and these cuts came at a lousy time for him. I also his release may indicate they are happier with their depth at corner than we may know.
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    No...6 weeks...and then there is a window so he can return.
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    No, it sounds like Neal's been placed on the PUP, and O'Callaghan was placed on the IR, which obviously is season ending. This isn't great news.
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    Re: When will we know the cuts...

    Thanks for the info
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    Neal can come back this year, O'Callaghan can't.
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    Re: Stephen Neal to Reserve/PUP, O'Callaghan to IR, Webster, Eckel, and Wendell relea

    Great job Chris - even beat Mike on this one!
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    i thought he was alredy on the pup whats the difference/
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    I'm assuming Neal is really close, but the extra time is great news for the freshness of the line and it gives us an extra man to play with for a month and see if he's a keeper (aka, keep a rookie at least bit longer).
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    Re: Stephen Neal to Reserve/PUP, O'Callaghan to IR, Webster, Eckel, and Wendell relea

    No worries--just doing my part to make patsfans.com the first stop for info!
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    Yea, I was saying O'Callaghan was out for the year, not that Neal was gone for the year, hence my starting the sentence with "No" in response to the poster asking if it meant Neal was out for the year.
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    No. Reserve/PUP = out the first 6 games before he can start practicing. Then 3 weeks to either IR him or activate him.
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    The difference is that on the CAMP/PUP - he can return at any point prior to the start of the season. Reserve/PUP - He must wait a minimum of 6 weeks before he can start to practice.
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    Re: Stephen Neal to Reserve/PUP, O'Callaghan to IR, Webster, Eckel, and Wendell relea

    thanks for all you do.....:singing:
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    My bad -- I thought I was replying to other other question. Sorry bout that.
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    Re: Stephen Neal to Reserve/PUP, O'Callaghan to IR, Webster, Eckel, and Wendell relea

    Does anyone know if PUP is the first six weeks of the season or first six team games?

    I ask because the only part of having a crappy Week 4 bye is that it if PUP is six weeks (and not games) the Pats only miss Neal for five games instead of six.
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    Re: Stephen Neal to Reserve/PUP, O'Callaghan to IR, Webster, Eckel, and Wendell relea

    So, I guess this means some of these new linemen may be safe for the time being. Yikes.
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    They're just updating him to the regular season PUP list. He was previously on what is basically the training camp version of the list. It's good news in that he could return later in the season, but it's also bad news that he's not healthy enough to come off the PUP all together, and will have to miss some games.
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    Re: Patriots roster moves

    No real surprises here. We all knew Eckel was doomed. Webster couldn't get on the field. Wendell was a long shot the day he signed.
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    Re: Stephen Neal to Reserve/PUP, O'Callaghan to IR, Webster, Eckel, and Wendell relea

    Not necessarily, though Welbourne looks to have a shot. I think they may risk SOME lack of depth (based partly on Neal's return) to keep someone like Slater or Ventrone around longer.
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