With some serious injuries to Derek Rivers and Julian Edelman, that will open up two spots that we had as locks. Ditto for the release of Kony Ealy.
There are still decisions that have to be made by the Patriots coaching staff, the roster will have to go from 90 to 53 and many of those will be tough
Gillislee is the type of one-cut runner that hits the hole quickly. He will take over Blount’s duties and carries especially in the red zone.
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Gillislee had 577 yards on 101 carries for a 5.7 yard per carry average with eight touchdowns in 2016 backing up LeSean McCoy.
In the second meeting between the two teams in Buffalo had a very solid outing. He carried the ball 12 times for 85 yards and a touchdown.
“I’m retired,” Lynch said in an interview with 60 Minutes. “Is that good enough? I’m done. I’m not playing football anymore.”
He rushed 216 times for 1092 yards (5.1-yard average) with 16 touchdowns for the Panthers. He added 21 receptions for 302 yards for four more scores.
He posted excellent numbers for the Longhorns with 323 carries for 2028 yards with a 6.3 yards per attempt average. And 15 touchdowns in 2016.
Williams carried the ball 234 times for 1375 yards (5.9 yd avg) and 12 touchdowns in 2016 and added seven receptions for 80 yards.
He’s a good runner that can show power, a good receiver out of the backfield as well as a core STs player that plays on all four units in the kicking game.
The Patriots got a career season from Blount in the running game and logged 299 carries for 1161 yards and a league-best 18 touchdowns
You can expect a lot of the two-TE run heavy sets in either “12” personnel (1 RB, 2TEs, 2WRs), or in the “22” personnel with (2RBs, 2TEs, 1 WR).
In a strange ending to a strange summer saw Tom Brady play the first half for the Patriots as they dropped their final preseason game 17-9 to the Giants
Tonight isn’t about the starters, although players like Tom Brady and Julian Edelman made the trip. Tonight is about the players on the bubble.