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    Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 2m
    The #Patriots are releasing WR Donald Jones, I'm told. They want to get their young guys reps. He'll go on waivers.


    Good sign for Dobson health?
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    Interesting... my first reaction is that Jenkins showed enough in OTA's that he will be the token veteran in a chaotic sea of youngin's.
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    Re: The Donald Jones Era ...

    There's no "I am dumb" smiley?
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    Hopefully this says good things about the rookies. Or maybe it's just that Jones sucks.
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    Re: The Donald Jones Era ...

    I'm fine with this, as long as
    a) he doesn't have a good year for the Bills, Jets or Fins
    b) It means Edelman is on the team
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    Cutting Donald Jones probably strengthens Michael Jenkins' shot of making the #Patriots since they need a veteran presence at WR
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    This release says something good about Dobson, Boyce, or Thompkins.
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    Or Jenkins... or Harrison... or one of the two they just signed... :D
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    Rapoport: WR Donald Jones released

    Hopefully this means the others we have are better......
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    Rapoport: WR Donald Jones released

    It's actually disappointing; I was really hoping he'd turn out to be a nice little free agent pickup.

    I don't see this as an indication of Dobson or Boyce exceeding expectations though, I see it more or an indication of a guy like Aikens, Hawkins and Thompkins being impressive enough to force himself into the mix for the final 53.
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    It is cuts like this that make me wish the Patriots were a little more patient in keeping Tiquan Underwood as a part of this franchise than the constant signing and releasing practice that they had with him.

    Underwood is about to become the #3 for Tampa Bay this year and definitely the backup to VJax.
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    Rapoport: WR Donald Jones released

    I don't think its a Jenkins, Dobson or Harrison.

    I think the Y and Z receivers like Hawkins, Edelman, Boyce, Aikens and Thompkins is the group that will benefit the most.
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    Or maybe it says something about the Patriots obsession with signing schitty free agents:rolleyes:
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    I think Brady might not have been happy with Underwood.

    Tom Brady Cusses Out Offensive Coordinator Bill O'Brien (HD Official) (Part 1) - YouTube
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    I think Brady actually liked Underwood - he made some positive comments about him on a couple occasions, out of the blue even before he was getting snaps over Ocho. And Brady does not hand out compliments lightly, historically.

    The Tiquan thing was just a numbers game. We had so many bodies at WR at that point last year. Unfortunately, none of them panned out that well.
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    A little surprised he didn't even make it till camp opened.
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    Tiquan is the embodiment of Meh. Sure, when you are trotting garbage out there, meh looks pretty damn good. But he isn't someone you pull out all the stops to keep around.

    I also wouldn't read too much into how he does at Tampa. Judging by how quickly NE moved on from him last year - particularly when WR was a position of need and was clearly going to be one this offseason as well - it is probable that he wasn't quite getting his head around the system.
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    Here's Tom Brady's Bitchfest With An Assistant Coach - YouTube

    Here is a clearer picture of what happened in the Redskins game. I would have stuck with Underwood rather than the older JAGs that year from a developmental perspective.
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    The first one has bitten the dust. He won't be the last. That's a WR group that's chuck full of garbage and question marks.
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    Source: Pats inform WR Jones of release - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    Guess they saw the move as inevitable and chose to save some money.
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    Is that Hernandez stepping in to break things up (between TFB and BOB)?
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    Rapoport: WR Donald Jones released

    Well said; and very accurate assessment of Underwood. I actually watched a handful of TB games (muscle hamster fan) and Underwood was consistently out of place and not by a few feet either, his hands were not always trust worthy either.

    He is a very good run blocker it appeared though, which is why I think he was on the field as often as he was.
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    Everyone knows that you shouldn't talk to people that Hernandez doesn't want you talking to...well almost everybody.

    Actually, I don't think its him.
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    I guess McDaniels didn't like what he saw. :rolleyes:
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    Wow, that is a little surprising.
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    and he liked Lloyd. And Salas (who could still return).
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    Time to get on the Kenbrell Thompkins bandwagon folks!!!!

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    and he must have seen something to like out of Jenkins...many here believe he won't even make the team. Meh, if they believe that he isn't a good fit, might as well move on.

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