Sunday, September 5, 2010

Patriots cut 20, place McGowan on IR, trade for 2 others

The Patriots cut 20 yesterday as follows:
WR Sam Aiken - Surprise move shows the team's youth movement on defense and special teams
LB Eric Alexander - Another victim of the youth movement as he showed little promise to help on defense
S Sergio Brown -PQ- Expect Brown to be back on the practice squad if he clears waivers today
LB Derrick Burgess - The big name cut of the day. Was obviously hurt by being late to camp and a bad performance in the final preseason game
OL George Bussey - Got destroyed in the final preseason game no surprise here.
TE Carson Butler - No surpise here the tight end position was full from the beginning of camp
RB Thomas Clayton -PSQ- Showed some promise but could not compete with Benjarvus Green-Ellis
WR Buddy Farnham -PSQ- showed ability to play offense and defense which should land him on the practice squad
WR Darnell Jenkins -PSQ- showed promise and could land on practice squad
OL Ted Larsen -PSQ- played both sides of the ball and could land on practice sqaud
TE Rob Myers - This guy just sucks
OL Rich Ohrnberger -Second year lineman from Penn State never developed as Belichick hoped
WR Rod Owens -PSQ- Owens showed promise and could land on the practice sqaud on a WR loaded team
QB Zac Robinson -PSQ- He really isn't good but most teams with two qbs will keep a third on the practice squad
RB Chris Taylor -had some good moments but not enough to take down a veteran
DB Ross Ventrone - Should be on and off the roster all year unless someone else picks him up
OL Thomas Welch -PSQ- another young lineman who you look to be sticking around in Foxboro
LB Thomas Williams -This guy blows
CB DeAngelo Willingham -PSQ- Could stick with the PSqaud for depth at corner
LB Pierre Woods- lead the team in special teams tackles last year but just couldn't contribute enough at linebacker to make the team.

I out a PSQ next to players I expect to come back on the practice squad if they clear waivers which happens at noon today. The Patriots also place S Brandon McGowan on IR and traded for safeties Jarrad Page and linebacker Tracy White.

Accuracy of my predictions: QB-2/2
DL-6/7- Did not see Kyle Love making this team right out of camp
MLB-3/6 -Struggled here as a i predicted more OLBs to make the team
S-3/4-4/4- McGowan going on the IR ruins me here but the trade was impossible to predict

Overall 48/53 aint bad.(91%)

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