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.