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    I'd like to throw the floor open to all members of the forum. Talk of certain linemen, D linemen, CB's not making the cut are numerous, but I'd like everyone to state right here and now, which "established names" dont make the cut.

    As a side, I cant remember that the Pats under BB have ever not suprised us by cutting certain players I'd never have dreamed of. ( The most suprising for me in recent memory was cutting Victor Hobson who I thought would be a perfect fit for our 3-4 when we were already threadbear at ILB).

    So...

    I see Sammy Morris getting cut. I see Law Firm getting cut. I see Crumpler sneaking through the cut but wouldnt be suprised to see him getting cut before the seasons thru. I see Damione Lewis getting cut and probably resigned. I see Murell going. I see Wheatley being cut ahead of Wilhite (but not by much).

    He who gets the most cuts right gets a pat on the back.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I think either Sammy Morris or Fred Taylor gets cut, but I have the feeling that BJGE makes it, I don't know why, I just do :)
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    If Kaczur isn't starting, either at RT or LG, he gets cut. Makes too much for a backup, and the Patriots would probably go with youth at the backup spots.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    BIG NAMES? These are all role players and except for Crumpler, likely to get cut. Crumpler I agree would be a huge surprise, given that behind him are two rookies..


    Hobson was nothing more than camp fodder? He was cooked long before the Jets dumped him. Never made it out of patriots training camp. I think he went to the Cardinals and died there.

    For a surprise big-name cut, how does anyone top Lawyer Milloy?

    Or Mike Vrabel. He was a trade, not a cut, but he was booted out and talk about a surprise--NO ONE expected that.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Morris, Taylor, Holt, Patten, Wheatley, Slater

    None would individually be too much of a surprise, but I see us going young and cutting ALL OF THEM
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I don't think Holt goes anywhere, especially if WW is on PUP. I think he could do very well with other receivers taking pressure.

    In JAX he didn't really have anyother players around him, until Sim-Walkers started to show. He might only catch 40 balls a season, but I still think he could do well :)
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I think DL Lewis, STers Alexzandeer, Slater and Woods
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    And the worst part is that they had to trade him in part because of the worthless Afailius.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    On any other year, I'd agree with that. But this is an uncapped year.

    As for Torry Holt, he looked good (if not great) last year. He may well be a capable no.2 WR.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I would say the biggest name to cut before the season would be Shawn Springs.
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    And that already happened.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Pats have already had their big name cuts:
    Adalius Thomas and Shawn Springs.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I'm more than pretty sure that at least one major player will be cut by the club.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I don't think the names will be any bigger than Springs or Thomas though.

    Really the only name bigger in jeopardy would be Fred Taylor. And Seeing there are two other guys over 30 at his position and depth is the key to the position I don't see this happening.


    I guess a name that should be mentioned in this thread would be Mankins though we can't cut him as he isn't under contract.....He is certainly the most likely big name not to be with the team come Sept.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    And who runs the football in week 3 when Maroney breaks (insert bone here)? Morris, Taylor and Maroney combine to play 16 games, unless a legitimate RB comes in between now and the start of the season both make the team.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Taylor gets mentioned often here. It is good for Maroney, Taylor and Morris that the opionion that matters is Belichick's. There are those here that would get rid of each of them, perhaps two.

    1) Last year, Taylor and Maroney both got lots of reps when healthy enough to play. Morris was always the clear backup at RB and at 3rd round back behind Faulk.

    2) Green-Ellis didn't even play when there were two injuries. He is sin't beating out any of the top four, although it is possible that he ends up wasting a roster spot again.

    3) It seems clear that belichick has a role for each of our four running backs and no real role for Green-Ellis.

    BOTTOM LINE
    While Taylor or Morris could indeed end up being waived, the only way that would happen would be if we signed another veteran, which is always possiblea at almost any position.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Agreed.......................

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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I see Taylor getting cut, but not Morris. Holt is a possibility, but I think he'll stay. We also might see a safety go (probably McGowan if anything, but I don't know if Sanders is completely safe).
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    BJGE and Damione Lewis are the only ones that I ever considered making the team that I no longer do.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I don't think a safety will get cut, we will keep the main 4, because having only 3 is very risky.

    Unless of course an elite safety gets cut :)
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    There will definitely be some surprises from the LB group. Crable, Alexander, McKenzie are all possibilities.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    I'd be mildly surprised if McKenzie got cut. I'd be mildly to moderately surprised if Crable or Alexander don't get cut.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Mark me down for Ron Brace.

    BB already showed that without Pioli he is willing to quickly cut bait on non-performing sunk costs . He did the same thing with KOC, albeit he was a second-year third-rounder, not a second-year second-rounder.

    In this scenario, I think Lewis & GWarren both stick as vets, the latter starting. And I think that Brandon Deaderick makes the 53 and there just ends up not being enough room on the roster to keep Brace.

    Granted, this is all based on nothing but a hunch, but you wanted a surprise cut, there's a surprise cut.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    They'll cut Tate before they cut Brace. They're both 2nd year players who did not put in much performance last season (although Tate did not due to injury). They're both supposedly making big jumps in the offseason.

    Now, of course I don't believe either of them have any reasonable chance of being cut. I'm just saying that it doesn't make sense to cut a player drafted in an early round just because they didn't get to perform much in their rookie season (Tate due to injury; Brace due to other starters).
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Gerard Warren.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Crable and Alexander are possibilities; McKenzie is about 99% sure of making the roster.

    Warren may indeed not make the roster, but does he really qualify as a "Big Name that doesn't make the cut"? I mean, we're talking about a guy signed to a one-year contract with a signing bonus of just $40,000. I see him as someone that's on the bubble, with a 50-50 chance of making the team; no shock if he's cut.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Ron Brace is our backup nose tackle. When he played, he did OK. Who else do you think is ahead of Brace in the depth chart at NT? Who would you want to start if Wilfork is injured. Brace did NOT have an unusual year for a rookie defensive lineman. He is a top pick who played OK and has no one ahead of him at his position.

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    Are you joking? Out of all the surprise cuts you pick him? I barely even remember that it was so insignificant.
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    Re: Which BIG NAMES dont make the cut???

    Maroney was healthy all season. Since you didn't actually bother to pay attention. Morris and Taylor were the ones who missed time to injury.
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    The first part of the season he didn't do much though. 10 carries in the first game for 32 yards and then an average of 5.5 carries and 16.75 yards through the next 4 weeks. He may as well have been injured...

    I know he shared carries (although he could've won the job outright with better performances) Maroney actually only had one 100 yard game, the throttling of the Titans. I wish I could make him my surprise cut, but I know it won't happen.
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