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    Patriots provide the final list of cuts:

    Assuming no errors, that leaves:

    QB [2] Brady, Hoyer
    TE [3] Crumpler, Gronkowski, Hernandez
    RB [5] Faulk, Green-Ellis, Maroney, Morris, F. Taylor
    WR [6] Edelman, Moss, Price, Slater, Tate, Welker
    OL [9] Connolly, Kaczur, Koppen, LeVoir, Light, Neal, Ojinnaka*, Vollmer, Wendell

    CB [5] Arrington, Butler, McCourty, Wheatley, Wilhite
    S [4] Chung, Meriweather, Page, Sanders
    LB [10] Banta-Cain, Cunningham, Fletcher, Guyton, Mayo, McKenzie, Murrell, Ninkovich, Spikes, White
    DL [7] Brace, Deaderick, Love, Pryor, G. Warren, Wilfork, Wright

    KPLS [3] Gostkowski, Ingram, Mesko
     
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    Or, shown another way (rookies in blue, 2009 rookies in red, UDFAs from those classes in italics):

     
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    Thanks for posting that, I've been trying to piece together who made the roster.


    Any guesses for the practice squad? Obviously some of these cut players could end up elsewhere, and the Pats could also sign another team's players that have been cut too.

    QB: Zac Robinson -- seems like it would make sense to keep a 3rd QB for the scout team, and as somebody who has at least seen the playbook for injury insurance.
    RB: Chris Taylor, Thomas Clayton -- not sure of their PS eligibility, but with the contracts of all five roster RBs expiring this year, and three older guys at this position, it probably makes sense to have one RB on the PS.
    WR: Darnell Jenkins, Buddy Farnham -- both had decent camps.
    TE: Rob Myers, Carson Butler -- with Crumpler on the downside of his career, it would make sense to groom another player at this position.
    OL: Ted Larsen, Rich Ohrnberger, Thomas Welch, George Bussey -- I'm guessing it would be two from this group, but which ones? These guys are on the bubble for the second time within 24 hours.

    DL: With Love and Deaderick making the roster, there's nobody that was cut as a PS candidate - though that could change when Ojinnaka returns.
    OLB: none at this time
    ILB: Thomas Williams had a strong start to camp but seemed to disappear the last couple of weeks.
    S: Sergio Brown, Ross Ventrone -- if the Pats needs another special teams player, Brown would be the first choice.
    CB: DeAngelo Willingham


    So now there's another roster watch: fifteen players looking for one of eight Practice Squad spots.
     
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    QB - I don't see the Pats keeping Robinson. He made Rohan Davey look like Randall Cunningham..

    RB: I wouldn't be surprised to see the Pats go outside the organization for a RB.

    WR: If Jenkins doesn't get signed by another team to their roster, I'll be surprised. The kid played his heart out and really showed he can do well in the league as a 4th WR.

    DL: The Pats will probably go outside the organization for this. They tend to want to keep on around.

    OLB: I could see the Pats going outside the organization

    ILB: Not sure that Williams showed enough.

    S: I wouldn't be surprised to see Brown signed by another team. Hopefully he'll stick around.

    CB: Willingham was brought in last year, cut, and signed to the PS. He may or may not be headed back there.

    OL: I was surprised at the Ohrnberger cut, though he did Ole a play that nearly got Hoyer killed when Alford blew by him.
     
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    I'd be kinda surprised to see Robinson back on the PS. He didn't look like he anything close to NFL QB armstrength in the preseason.

    My guesses:

    Jenkins, Larsen, Welch, Bussey and Brown. The rest will be pick-ups from other teams. It also wouldn't surprise me to see either Love or Fletcher cut in the next few days and replaced by a vet and then resigned to the PS.
     
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    Yeah, I believe I'll adjust my assessment of Robinson. The Pats had only two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster last year with none on the practice squad, so they have a precedent for going with only two QBs on their 61-man team.


    By the way, here is a list of the players that began 2009 on the Pats' practice squad:

    TE Robbie Agnone
    OT Patrick Brown
    DT Titus Adams
    DT Adrian Grady
    DL Darryl Richard
    WR Terrence Nunn
    WR Isiah Stanback
    CB DeAngelo Willingham

    If I'm not mistaken Stanback and Willingham were pickups that were cut by another team, while the first six players spent training camp with the Pats.
     
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    Patriots 53-man roster in focus - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
     
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    Out of that list, I really don't see Jenkins making it back to the practice squad. At the very least, the guy has speed and I can see a coach out there that truly believes he can make him a better route runner. It wouldn't shock me to see the Raiders take a look at him. It wouldn't shock me to see Sergio Brown return for a shot at the practice squad.
     
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    I hope Cunningham is a player from day one, and Brace's brief moments of glory were not just flashes in the pan. Otherwise, this defense has the potential to really, really suck.
     
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    I trust the scheme, Deus...so if the youngsters can pick up how to play the BB 3-4, the PATS SHOULD PEAK LATE, LIKE THEY ALWAYS USED TO...(sorry for the caps)...in any event, I'd rather watch a youngster make mistakes than watch Burgess make like a ghost...
     
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    Oh...and BTW...I'm no bigshot expert but I DID consistently aver that Maroney would not be cut...in fact, I think he racks up the most carries from the LOS again this season...
     
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    Scheme can only do so much. Somewhere along the way, you need talent. Removing Brace and Cunningham (both obviously question marks to the fans at this point), take a good look at that four outside positions in the front seven against the run.
     
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    We are totally blind on Cunningham.
    Brace, IMO, showed physical dominance, plus football skill in shedding and moving purposefully (biggest flaw in most DLs that struggle in 2 gap) toward the ball, which isnt a 'flash' type of thing, so I am very encouraged about him even if seeing more of it would be reassuring.
     
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    You're counting on Cunningham and Brace to make significant impacts this year? Don't hold your breath, it ain't happening.

    This defense just needs to get out of our offense's way. Don't give up 10 minute TD drives and keep our offense off the field. I'd rather have this defense blitz like hell and play high risk and maybe give up a quick score than them playing bend then break for 10 minute drives.
     
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    agreed...it looks, from my perspective, to be undertalented. This is where the trust in the coaching capabilities comes in and I still do trust BB.THAT is what is on ANY players shoulders in this scheme. Let's not forget, we got Vrabel from Pittsburgh where he was a backup without a chance to start. In BB's scheme, he became a dominant player for a few years
     
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    It's not a matter of counting on these two. It's a matter of simple need. Right now, teams can pick either end of the defensive line to run at, and they'll be looking at a DE that can't stop them and an OLB that can't set the edge. Wilfork is all but useless right now, because teams can just run wide of him. We saw that in both the Rams and the Giants games. It's why cutting Woods doesn't make sense to me at this point.

    Brace looked extremely stout against the run during the Exhibitions. He and Wilfork were the only defensive linemen on the team that weren't getting their asses handed to them on running plays.

    As for Cunningham, he's going to have to be at least as good as Pierre Woods would have been against the run, with some pass rush thrown in.
     
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    As for Cunningham, he's going to have to be at least as good as Pierre Woods would have been against the run, with some pass rush thrown in.

    he IS more physically talented than Woods...I'm hoping he's BETTER than a Woods half way through the season...crapshoot, no doubt
     
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    I am glad McKenzie made the team, love his attitude. He was my only cliffhanger, as I was surprised they cut both Woods and Alexander. I was thinking if they kept one of those JAGS that McKenzie was in trouble since I did not see them risking Fletcher being poached before landing on the practice squad.

    Worked out good from my POV.
     
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    Ok, let's say the Brace can play up to the role of Ty Warren (not likely) and Cunningham the role of Woods against the run, where does that get us? Possibly to a 3rd and 5. Now we'll have to defend anywhere from a quick pass to a deep pass, a nightmare situation for our defense because of our inability to rush the passer conventionally or to blitz effectively. Teams have killed us the past three years passing in the middle of our defense and keeping drives alive. I don't see that changing this year unless Mayo/Spikes/Guyton all of a sudden can cover guys faster than my grandmother.

    We don't have enough talent in the defensive side even if Brace and Cunningham turn out to be nothing but solid. We need playmakers in our front 7 and I don't see one out there.
     
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    Brace doesn't NEED to play up to the level of Ty Warren, or anyone else for that matter. He just needs to be himself. Demand double teams, free up the OLB, stuff the run, and get a push into the backfield against the pass. If he can do all of the above (basic duties for a DE in a two gapping 3-4) at anything approaching a commendable level, he'll be a reliable starter compared to everything else we have at the position.
     
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