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  1. mgteich

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    FIFTY AND FIFTY ONE
    They really aren't 50 and 51. Many would consider these players locks unless Wilhite needs to be on IR.

    Izzo - He's still our ST leader. We cannot weaken our Special Teams.
    Wilhite - Belichick will not cut an injured 4th rounder, when we need young corners.

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    "NEEDS" WITH TWO SPOTS TO GO
    A #4 pure corner
    Defensive back depth
    Special team depth
    A return specialist
    A 7th DL

    MG's FINAL TWO
    My two at this point are

    Ventrone - The absolute perfect patriot and great special teamer
    Spann - A solid DB back and a solid special teamer

    Either or both could be beaten out by Lewis Sanders and/or Webster.
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    TO THE PRACTICE SQUAD IF THEY MAKE IT THROUGH WAIVERS
    Slater, Eckel, Guyton, Redd, Rudd, CJ Jones, Richardson, open (from another team)

    FINAL COMMENTS
    I just don't think Slater is worth a roster spot. Ditto for Guyton.

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    THE FINAL FOUR (4)
    Izzo, Wilhite, Ventrone, Spann

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    OFFENSE (25)
    QB - 3 Tom Brady, Gutierrez, O’Connell
    RB - 4 Faulk, Maroney, Morris, Jordan
    FB - 1 Evans
    C - 2 Koppen, Hochstein
    G - 3 Mankins, Yates, Welbourn
    OT - 4 Light, O'Callaghan, Kaczur, Britt
    WR - 5 Moss, Gaffney, Welker, Washington, Jackson
    TE - 3 Watson, Thomas, Spach

    DEFENSE (21)
    DE - 3 Warren, Green, Seymour
    DT - 3 Wilfork, Wright, Smith
    OLB- 4 Vrabel, Adalius Thomas, Crable, Woods
    ILB- 4 Bruschi, Mayo, Alexander, Seau/Hobson
    CB – 3 Hobbs, Bryant, Wheatley
    S - 4 Sanders, Harrison, Meriweather, Lynch

    SPECIALISTS (3)
    P - 1 Hanson
    K - 1 Gostkowski
    LS - 1 Paxton

    PUP LIST
    2 Neal, Ross
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    I definitely like what Ventrone has done. He's a spark plug. I do worry that he is this years preseason version of Bam Childress.
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    If he were only a WR, he wouldn't make it. He is a top STer.

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    I would take Slater over Wilhite at this point. Both can play dime DB, but Slater has the better ability in ST.

    I would also keep Guyton as the depth at ILB is ugly.
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    Wilhite drafted Wilhite to be a future starter or nickel back. He's been injured. Even if they are equal at this point, Wilhite has much, much more upside as a defensive back.

    Are you cutting Hobson (or Seau his replacement) or Alexander to keep Guyton?

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    In my 53, I have Alexander getting cut, but both Alexander and Hobson would be cut if there was anything better out there.
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    I'm not sure that anyone's earned that #3 tight end spot
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    Right and despite BB's tendencies, I think we go with two.
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    As I have said in another post, I will be surprised if both Morris and Jordan are on the team. IMO (and it is just my opinion), having both on the roster is a waste of a roster spot.
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    I think we need to keep Redd, he won't get through waivers. Get rid of the Seau/Hobson slot, Thomas can play there if necessary and Lynch and Harrison will be in the box on many downs.

    I would keep Sanders the CB over Spann the safety.

    The last four could be Izzo, Sanders (CB) Willhite, Ventrone. I'm sold on Ventrone even over Jackson if necessary.

    To early to decide on Wellbourn vs Flynn and there is still the potential that Hochstein, Yates or O'?Callaghan could end up on IR. I really would like to see Yates replaced. I thought Jamie Martin played decent, of course, he wsn't opposite Trent Cole. Connolly made some plays also and may have more upside than Yates at this point who is always hurt. If the O line can be healthy enough, I am content with last year's group except for Yates.
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    OFFENSE (23)
    QB - 2 Tom Brady, Kevin O’Connell
    RB - 3 Laurence Maroney, LaMont Jordan, Kevin Faulk
    FB - 1 Heath Evans
    C - 2 Dan Koppen, Russ Hochstein
    G - 3 Logan Mankins, Steven Neal, Jimmy Martin/Billy Yates
    OT - 4 Matt Light, Nick Kaczur, Ryan O'Callaghan, Wesley Britt/John Welbourn
    WR - 5 Randy Moss, Chad Jackson, Wes Welker, Jabar Gaffney, Kelly Washington
    TE - 3 Ben Watson, David Thomas, Steven Spach

    DEFENSE (26)
    DE - 3 Richard Seymour, Ty Warren, Jarvis Green
    DT - 3 Vince Wilfork, Mike Wright, LeKevin Smith
    OLB- 5 Adalius Thomas, Mike Vrabel, Shawn Crable, Pierre Woods, Vince Redd
    ILB- 5 Jerod Mayo, Tedy Bruschi, Junior Seau, Larry Izzo, Gary Guyton
    CB – 6 Ty Law, Ellis Hobbs, Fernando Bryant, Terrence Wheatley, Jonathan Wilhite, Lewis Sanders
    S - 4 Rodney Harrison, Brandon Meriweather, James Sanders, Antwain Spann

    SPECIALISTS (4)
    P - 1 Chris Hanson
    K - 1 Steven Gostkowski
    LS - 1 Lony Paxton
    KR/WR/DB - Matt Slater
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