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  1. Pats726

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    I think LeVoir WILL be activated...I think that is a given..Who else is where the question??
    Stanback, Nunn or Tate?? Everyone is going with Tate, but it could easily be Nunn who has been practicing with Brady the longest. Whichever way they go..it's their best..
     
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    For the long haul (particularly those games right after the bye week), I think we need both Tate and Nunn to be up to game speed as soon as possible. So, I would not be surprised to see both of them activated (and play) now and Levoir (who is the more experienced of the three) later. With Simmons as the OT backup, I don't see where we really need Levoir for the Bucs game.
     
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    Wonder if they'll announce via realpatriots tweet
     
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    Definitely one WR will be activated, possibly two, though I doubt it.

    I'd love to see Nunn get a chance. He made some really great catches in TC and the preseason, and he's had 6 weeks of practice. But I also think Tate could be a really good player, though I don't know how ready he will be after such a long lay-off.
     
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    I'm going with this guy.

    Nunn can probably offer a "safer" option due to his early involvment. But, if we're not playing with a Chad Jackson, part deux in Tate - he should have the talent to offer more in terms of big play ability over the long haul.

    We'll see. Anyone here actaully think they NEED one of the two WRs to beat Tampa ? Not me. 4 WR set : Faulk wide, Maroney wide, Watson wide... then we have 2 more weeks to worry about Ronnie Brown and friends.
     
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    I like your thinking. Hope you are right.
    Tate for returns and Nunn for 4th WR sounds good.
     
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    Galloway had more talent and big play ability than Edelman. WR is about running the right routes in NE.

    I am thinking Nunn if they want a WR, Tate if they want a returner, both if they want a WR and a returner.

    Someone said LeVoir, which surprised me. I don't think it will be him, only because whoever they activate from PUP will likely on the 45 man roster. Oterwise why activate. I don't see LeVoir on the 45 so I don't see him being activated off PUP.
     
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    When does Belichick have to announce these players? He might

    wait until one minute before game time.
     
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    Big play ability is not worth much if you can't catch the ball or

    catch it with your feet in bounds.
     
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    I think the Herald mentioned this morning that the Pats have no media access today, so I'm not sure how we'd find this out prior to the inactives announcement tomorrow. Hopefully somebody gets the scoop.

    At any rate, Reiss seems to think Tate will get the call per this tweet a couple minutes ago:

     
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    I agree completely about Nunn/Tate, and think the need for Tate is probably higher. Also, if there is an unexpected snow storm, then he can play in garbage time :D

    As for LeVoir, I could see him making the 45 day roster as the swing backup tackle. RIght now, it is SImmons, isn't it?
     
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    I'd sure as hell rather see LeVoir at OT than Simmons.
     
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    This is correct...they have to make roster moves the day before..and since there is no way they can sign a free agent and get them ready...they CAN make inside moves from PUP or the practice squad. It happened in the past and it should happen today IF indeed they plan to do that. There is nothing in the rulebook saying they need 53 on the roster...they could go into the game with two openings. THAT is possible..but in my opinion not probable.
    Inactives 90 min before game time...that is something standard.
     
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    Are you saying that those moves have to be done the day before, I'm not sure that's right. I'm pretty sure that they have made IR and PS promotion roster moves on game day in the past.
     
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    Why might they NOT fill out the 53 roster?

    If they activate Nunn from the PS will they be able to get him back on the
    PS without risking loss? Suppose another team would like Nunn on their PS
    can that team snatch him before PATs resign to their PS?

    Suppose they are not quite sure of Tate and have decided he is not ready
    for returning kickoff/punts. Then why activate him at this point and lose
    an open roster slot which they could use during the next two weeks for
    something else?

    Maybe there are reasons not to fill out the 53 roster at this point.
     
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    Practice squad eligibility is affected in some manner if the 53 man roster

    is not kept filled out.
     
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    If they activated Nunn to the 53 he would have to go through waivers to get him back to the PS. A player on the PS can sign with another team at any time just like a free agent.
     
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    "A player on the PS can sign with another team at any time just like a free agent."
    Yes but ONLY to another teams 53 roster not their PS


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    ".... would have to go through waivers to get him back to the PS"
    and here is the potential risk. If another team decides to put Nunn on
    their PS, because he is not on PATs 53 or PS but waiting to clear waivers ,they could ... and PATs
    would lose Nunn. this maybe why PATs would not activate Nunn.
     
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    I'm pretty sure not having a full roster would affect Titus Adams status on the PS because he's been on a practice squad for over two seasons. "An otherwise eligible player may be a practice squad player for a third season only if the club by which he is employed that season has at least 53 players on its Active/Inactive list."

    My thoughts on this thread question are that Tate and Nunn will get the call. They can both contribute at WR and special teams as well. Levoir stays on PUP till the Pats get back home and are able to release a player to make room for him. Pats currently have 9 OL on the active roster. If Connolly doesn't play due to his knee, he is listed as questionable, Levoir has an outside shot at getting the call because he also has special teams value, he and Connolly play the same position on KR's.
     
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