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  1. Fencer

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    Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Which returning veterans who are still with the Pats do you think are in their last month with the team? Some of my thoughts include:

    CB: At least one of Butler/Wilhite is likely gone by the numbers. Wilhite seems to be the yet worse of the two.

    S: McGowan, Lockett, and Brown are still hanging around, right? One or two will likely be gone, unless you think Sanders or Meriweather will. I don't have a strong opinion as to which.

    LB: White is back for now, but there's always doubt about ST-only vets. Otherwise, the cutting may already have happened. Oh, yeah -- Murrell ...

    DL: Deaderick seemed to have work ethic issues last year, and there's doubt about his work ethic during the labor stoppage as well. Whoops. I don't have an opinion about the rest of the guys caught in the numbers game.

    OL: No opinion.

    TE: Cut already happened.

    WR: Slater seems like a keeper. But one of Tate/Price/Edelman goes, and I'm voting Tate.

    RB: Not obvious that anybody goes. Morris could start the season on the roster with Faulk on PUP. But I'm guessing Morris goes.

    QB: Cuts are unlikely.

    Specialist: Graham being gone was the only cut needed or likely.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    I think they like tate as a return man, just got a wr ocho. so i think price would be on bubble.

    yea, i like Deaderick as well, i think he will stick.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Why would they toss Price who has yet to play a game and has had a good camp report?

    I think Slater is on the Bubble....a one trick pony at STs is not irreplaceable
     
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    Scott O'Brien's raves about Slater in a recent interview give me some optimism that he sticks.

    Yeah, I know that's BB's kiss of death, but still ...
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    M Slater

    S Morris

    R Wendell

    M LeVoir

    J Wilhite

    B Deaderick

    B McGowan
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Technically, Price played in week 17 last year, and fwiw he had a pretty good game. I'm with you though, I would be very surprised if he got cut.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    I think Guyton.. weak in the run and difficulty in coverage of TE's.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Agreed with weaknesses, however he's not a vet, comes cheap and is a decent rotational LB IMO. Belicheck seems to like Guyton
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    i dont see a need for Morris or Faulk on this team
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    I agree that he's all of those things, but there is almost no way he gets cut.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    If Vereen can get back on the practice field soon, I'll say they start the season with 4 RBs + Medelin on the practice squad and Faulk on PUP.

    Every year, Slater's demise is predicted. And every year, Slater makes the active 45 for every single game, barring injury. He's the team's best gunner, so unless you do away with ST specialists altogether (hard to imagine), I'd think he stays.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Everyone loves his story, but in this meritocracy he many be odd man out..

    BB liked Vrabel also...
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Graham was gone at the end of the season being that he was a UFA. They also brought in that one kid from UMASS. He's not likely to make the team..

    Has anyone but Matt Katula taken snaps as the long snapper?

    As for RB, if Kettani is able, I could see the Pats keeping him as the FB and letting Morris go..
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    I see Ocho being cut before Price.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    I think Ninko was taking reps as LS,when Kettani was hurt.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Guyton covers TEs better than any LB we have, not that we assign LBs man to man coverage on TEs more than extremely rare occasions.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Not based on the reports coming out of camp and not based on what I saw last year on the field. Fletcher is far better in coverage than Guyton.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    Who will replace the replacable Slater as the top special teamer on the squad?
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    I predict the demise of the following:

    -Faulk/Morris (probably only one RB, BB seems to like keeping 5 even though I disagree--he knows better of course :p)
    -Tate/Branch (one of two)
    -Brace/Deaderick (one of two)
    -Wilhite/Butler (both could be cut, there were only 4 CBs on the roster for a good amount of 2010)
    -cutting down to four safeties, and I think the survivors will be Meriweather, Chung, Brown, and McGowan. Sanders has quite a high salary and I don't know how much better he is than Brown (the advantage would be in age and salary) or McGowan.

    I see Slater staying because Slater always stays. I'm probably going to be wrong with every single thing I predicted in this post.
     
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    Re: Returning vets on the wrong side of the bubble

    I was going to post something similar. If Guyton is the best we have, which he very well could be, then we're in trouble if we're going to rely on LBs to cover TEs.
     
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