AJ Edds Claimed by Patriots

AJ Edds Patriots

Former Iowa Hawkeye and Miami Dolphin linebacker AJ Edds is now a Patriot.

Shocking to nobody, the Patriots are still making moves just six days until the start of the 2011 NFL season.

The latest transaction involves someone very familiar to follower of NEPatriotsDraft.com, former Miami Dolphin linebacker AJ Edds.

Due to a crowded group at linebacker according to Miami coach Tony Sparano, Edds was released by the Dolphins. “We had 10 linebackers on the roster at that particular time and we weren’t going to carry 10 linebackers right at that time,” Sparano said.

He will be joining a similar situation in New England and starting behind the curve of his teammates. That said, his high football IQ and positional versatility will win over the defensive coaches rather quickly in our opinion.

Here is an interview that we conducted with Edds before the 2010 NFL Draft.

We see Edds as an outside linebacker, probably the SAM, in the Patriots scheme. His versatility as a long-snapper is an additional bonus.

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4 Responses to “AJ Edds Claimed by Patriots”

  1. Lundahl says:

    Butler’s released. Another CB to fill in ?

  2. Ratzalot says:

    Dan Gronkowski has also joined the Patriots, creating a family atmosphere in Foxboro. It seems the Patriots have their blocking TE now. I find it funny that, in a round-about way, Dan Gronkowski is half of the value the Broncos received for Jay Cutler.

    As indicated by Dan, Darius Butler has been waived. Another move should be forthcoming as their pool of DBs is growing small, which should be a major concern in a passing league.

  3. Ratzalot says:

    It’s always great to see a Hawkeye joining the Patriots.

  4. Dan says:

    Sorry, I can’t wait to say, “I told you so”, to all the Butler fans out there. So, I TOLD YOU SO!!!

    He sucked…completely useless and I’m still pissed off that it took this long, but I knew it was coming. He hasn’t covered a soul in the last year; in fact, he’s been abused like few D-backs in the history of the league.

    I love his tweet: that he feels it’s better for he and the team. Yes, now you can go back to school or play hoops or something, but nobody wanted you in a trade…with all that athleticism and potential…because you simply can NOT play the position. He’ll get another shot…but, he won’t be a player in this league. Not unless he’s been dogging it, on drugs and stops, or some other reason that was making him suck here.

    A wasted pick…what a shame, but I’m so happy I don’t have to witness this mess any longer.

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