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  1. ctpatsfan77

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    I presume this means three things:

    (1) They'll try and get him on the PS.
    (2) They're going to promote a DL.
    (3) GRONK.
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    I kind of thought this might happen soon. Doubt he'll make it to PS but we can hope.
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    Not surprising.

    He wasn't mentally or physically ready for the NFL yet. Hopefully he goes unclaimed and is signed to the practice squad to further develop his game.

    This sounds like good news on the Gronkowski front.
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    I expect he'll clear waivers at this point, although it is a dicey proposition.

    But if Brady's freezing him out, it doesn't matter one way or the other. :(
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    I wish I get a day in BB's office as he goes thru the decision process.
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    Phew!

    As long as Jake Bequette is still on the roster, we're fine!
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    Not surprising. Guy looked pretty lost out there.
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    This has nothing to do with Brady. He just looks overwhelmed out there, IMO. I thought the kid had potential, he looked good in preseason. But when the real bullets started to fly, he struggled. That muffed onside kick didn't help either.
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    No, it didn't.

    But he looked good in the preseason, so I would hope they don't give up on him altogether.

    In any case, I expect that given his struggles he would have been a goner soon anyways (since the Pats will need to make room for some combination of Vereen, Armstead, and Harrison in the weeks ahead).
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    i wouldn't put it past the giants to claim him, the giants O has been horrid, and they need a tight end pretty bad.
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    Collie takes Sudfeld's place as a receiving target.

    I'm not ready to assume this means Gronk is going to be active.

    We've already seen a shift towards more 3-WR formations and fewer 2-TE sets.


    When Vince officially goes on IR another DT will be signed.
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    I think I read that Vince did go on IR today.
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    Your second point is true. If he blows, he blows, and in that sense nothing of any real value would be lost if he gets claimed.

    Still though, I'd just like to see him be kept around as a developmental prospect on the practice squad. With enough time to work on his body through weight training, and on his blocking he could turn out to be a decent player.

    He might have played above his head in training and the preseason which led to him being overhyped, but he showed at least some potential.
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    Good post.
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    I guess there's a reason he went undrafted. Seems to have all the necessary tools but probably needs more time to get accustomed to the speed of the game from scrimmage to regular season. Here's hoping he lands on the PS.
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    I do hope he gets on the PS. This makes the Collie move make a lot of sense. Our O just got a little better and we will need to take every chance to do that if we want to win these next 2 games.

    I still think Sudfeld can be a good TE in this league and we should not give up on him yet.
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    Zack Sudfeld released

    Hot off the presser
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    Gronk must be on ready-5
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    I'm positive he's going to get picked up by another team

    I'll be particularly pissed if it's the Broncos or Giants. Unless he can cause them some INTs or fumbles or screws up an offside kick
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    We won't miss him.

    But no doubt he gets picked up by another team... they will hope that a less complex offense will free him up to start making plays.
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    This has to be a positive sign of Gronk playing which will prompt Mike Florio to write an article that the Pats were stupid to not PUP him since they don't need Gronk for cupcakes like the Bengals and Saints when the Pats still have Carolina, Pittsburgh, and the Jets on their schedule where they will really need Gronk.

    I hope Sudfeld makes it through to the practice squad. I still think the guy has a lot of upside. But I think someone will grab him and see if they can get the product out of him that he showed in the preseason.
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    Oswlek, like I said, he had been a massive disappointment. I know there were a few other people that had an issue with that in that thread as well, but I can't recall who specifically.

    As for Sudfeld, he needs some serious time in the gym and would benefit from being on the practice squad. But, after that preseason performance, I highly doubt he'll make it through waivers.
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    Zach was my binkie for this season. It sucks to be my binkie :eek:


    The death knell was his muffed onside kick effort.


    Who are our 3 TE's now? I see a TE signing soon. Fells?
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    Florio's picking the Bengals to beat us.
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    This is a bummer, actually. Sudfeld was great in training camp and has the size and speed to be a good pass catching tight end.

    Four games, a fumble after a reception in the Red Zone (Steeee-rike One!) a muffed catch for an interception (Steeee-rike Two!) and a muffed on-side kick (Steeee-rike Three!). Yer Out!

    Or, I wonder if he couldn't pick up the adjustments at the line to get to the right place against the coverage.

    As far as Gronk is concerned, I thought Sudfeld would actually get more time with Gronk in the line-up to re-institute the two TE offense, and to put a smaller guy on Sudfeld from whom he could get separation.

    This does look good for Gronk's return, however.
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    you just cant have 4 rookie receivers on the roster at one time. send the kid to the PS maybe next year he can get it done with the pats or some other team

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