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  1. FreakGoDeep

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    I believe they had to start the clock on Troy Brown today or lose him for the season.

    Not sure there is room for troy right now, it's too bad.
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    Re: troy brown

    has to be activated by monday i believe, though i could be wrong
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    Re: troy brown

    I imagine he'd have to announce his retirement then.

    If that's the case, they can't make too big a deal about this, meaning he should be feted like the great Boston sports hero he is.
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    Re: troy brown

    I think I heard today that the deadline was this coming Tues.
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    Re: troy brown

    No room for Troy Brown, I never thought I'd hear those words. Sigh, he will always be loved.
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    Re: troy brown

    NO DOUBT!!

    When the Patriots Hall of Fame is up Troy Brown should have a huge section in there.
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    Re: troy brown

    The deadline to start practicing is this coming week. I imagine he'll do that and if an injury happens in the next three weeks to the WR then we'll have Troy ready to go. If not there will be a tough choice to be made.
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    Re: troy brown

    Tuesday is the final day and he will be cleared to practice.

    Now, mark my words - Troy Brown will be on this active roster within 2-3 weeks and he will make plays, just as he always has.

    There is always a spot for Troy Brown and we will be thankful at some point this year that we have him.
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    Re: troy brown

    There's plenty of room for him. Morris just went down. He can take Morris's spot in three weeks.
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    Re: troy brown

    1. I believe the deadline is 4PM on Saturday.

    2. They don't need any room for him because starting the clock does not take up a roster space.

    Adding him to the roster DOES take up a roster space.

    I would have been mildly surprised to see the clock start far in advance of the deadline.

    I will be very surprised is the Patriots don't start the clock on Troy at all. There really isn't any downside to doing this. Who knows what will happen over the next three weeks.
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    Re: troy brown

    I see Troy returning punts because Welker's role has been increased so much of late. Kid needs a breather. Catching passes, blocking linebackers, and returning punts?
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    Re: troy brown

    behold our Sammy Morris replacement
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    Re: troy brown

    Troy's been pumping iron, he's up to 225 now.:D
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    Re: troy brown

    I thought there was a three week window to start the clock?

    THe Jackson brothers (Eddie and Chad) started practicing the Tuesday after week 6, so if the window is three weeks, we should have until Monday after week 9.
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    Re: troy brown

    Well put and further more here is to hoping he is ready sooner rather than later..
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    Re: troy brown

    The OP was almost correct. The deadline is sometime between the Monday night game that ends Week 9 and the Sunday of Week 10, although I'm not 100% of the exact deadline within that time period; my guess is something like 5 PM Tuesday.

    Also, that deadline is to have him start practicing. The deadline for activating him is three weeks from when he starts practicing.

    As for his place on the team, at this point, I'm not sure there's anything he can do that Welker can't. [Welker had 22 INTs as a safety in HS; if you watch the INT in the Bengals game, you'll see his instincts switched immediately into DB mode.] I'm not saying there's no place for Bingo, just that I'm not 100% sure of it, either.
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    The PUP Clock

    The clock for Troy Brown hasn't started yeat. Presumably he'll be cleared for practice on Tuesday and we'll have three weeks to decide on his future.

    As I recall, the clock on the Jackson boys has already began. When does it end? I suspect it ends during the bye week, but I am not sure.

    We have an open spot (Morris). It seems that no one was activated to the 45 for tomorrow's game.
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    Re: The PUP Clock

    I believe they were activated two weeks ago on Wednesday. That means their clock runs out on Tuesday.
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    Re: The PUP Clock

    I think Tuesday late afternoon....I wonder who will ve activated?? Rginking Jackson...Eddie...
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    BINGO headed to the IR?

    Like many, I am curious as to what the Pats plan to do with Troy. I don't believe he started practicing this week and they are quickly running out of time with him..

    I'd hate to see him end his career on the IR.
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    honestly.... what would be the difference between releasing him than him heading to the IR. I don't think he would sign with another team. you'd still have him if you needed him late in the season.

    the most intriguing player is Chad Jackson...what they will do with him and if he's made an big strides in terms of comprehending the playbook.

    I also wonder if his game speed isn't as fast as his combine speed.

    But if he truly is fast he could open up things even more for Randy Moss and Donte. If you look at CJ's career he really made his huge jump in year 3 of college.
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    Uh, no.
    Once you IR a player he cannot play for the rest of the season and post season.
    If you release him, you can possibly re-sign him.
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    difference is if we keep him on IR..he gets a ring. If we release him..he doesnt get a ring
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    that's my entire point... they should just release him
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    couldn't we theoretically just make him an assistant coach if you want to keep him invovled heading into the playoffs?
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    I can't believe we're saying this after the 2006 season, we're too deep at wr. That still gets me.
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    Not true. He can get a ring if the Patriots want to him give him one, and he won't get a ring if the don't.

    Secretaries and janitors can get rings without playing a down. WR Jarmin Eliot didn't get a ring, and he was on the practice squad and 53 roster all year. He tried to file a grievance but was told rings are decided by the team.
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    well, rings over there are like the Grammy's, they're practically handed out.
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    They have until Tuesday to start his 3 week window of practice during which he does not count as a roster spot. Unless he can't pass the physical, in which case he goes on IR whether you like it or not, it makes no sense not to play his options out through week 12. Schit happens, as they say. And maybe Bill decides he needs some other options in the return game down the stretch lest his slot receiver and RCB (or someone else) gets worn down or dinged up.

    And please, stop with the coaching blather. Few of these guys have any interest in coaching at this level at least. Too little $$$ and too much time. Vrabel is the only one who has expressed any interest, and he wants to do it at the college level - preferebly his alma mater. Troy already has a job here if he wants it when he hangs up his spikes. It's not in football operations, it pays more money than an assistant coach and it requires a lot less hours.
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    Re: BINGO headed to the IR?

    i believe the pats have until next wed to have brown start practicing.
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