Patriots Cut Ties With Old Guard

Patriots Cut Burgess

Bill Belichick and the Patriot front office are shaping their team for the 2010 NFL season.

As the “turk” made his way through the locker room Saturday, new and old players alike were forced to turn in their playbooks. A sad day for many, but the practice squad and other NFL rosters beckon to many.

Veteran outside linebacker Derrick Burgess was among those released, along with special teams and linebacker mainstays Eric Alexander and Pierre Woods. Rob Ninkovich, Tully Banta-Cain, Jermaine Cunningham and Marques Murrell are the current OLB’s on the roster.

Recent draft picks Rich Ohrnberger, Ted Larsen, and Thomas Welch were released as well. All three are prime candidates for the Patriots practice squad, which will open up Sunday at 12pm.

All Patriots released:

LB Tyrone McKenzie
WR Buddy Farnham
OL George Bussey
DB Sergio Brown
WR Sam Aiken
QB Zac Robinson
LB Derrick Burgess
LB Eric Alexander
LB Pierre Woods
RB Thomas Clayton
DL Damione Lewis
OG Eric Ghiaciuc
TE Carson Butler
TE Rob Myers
DB Ross Ventrone
CB DeAngelo Willingham
OG Rich Ohrnberger
OG Ted Larsen
OT Thomas Welch
WR Rod Owens
WR Darnell Jenkins

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6 Responses to “Patriots Cut Ties With Old Guard”

  1. Marcus says:

    I don’t see Kaczur on this list. Does that mean his injury isn’t as bad as we all thought? And I’m surprised to see Dane Fletcher, who I love still on the team. I thought he would make the PS. And I thought BJGE was gone this year, but I guess not.

    • JMC says:

      I was also surprised not to see Kaczur on the IR and Fletcher not on the PL, but I’m not surprised to see Green-Ellis on the roster. He’s the only healthy’ workman like RB and the best blocker of the five.

  2. Jeff says:

    Burgess and Woods cut…I thought neither were very good..but hen again neither is TBC, Nicho, Murrell and cunningham. This has to be the worste group of OLBs in he league.

  3. JMC says:

    Surprised to see Murrell over Woods. I’m a little surprised to see Aiken go. I think Burgress was a good cut. I would expect to see Eric Alexander in the NFL somewhere before the end of the year. I don’t see Segio Brown’s name on the cut list.

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