NEPD Editor: James Christensen
The “Turk” was in full effect on Saturday, asking for playbooks of countless Patriots players.
Which cut was the most surprising for you? Which player are you happy they kept?
I was quite surprised that the Patriots chose to part ways with the quarter of Marcus Forston, Jermaine Cunningham, Justin Francis and Marcus Benard. This leaves New England very thin at defensive tackle and situational inside pass-rusher.
Ryan Allen is a player that I really liked when they picked him up as an undrafted free agent this April. His lower cost, both this year and in the future, will help keep Rob Ninkovich, Devin McCourty and perhaps Brandon Spikes in Patriots uniforms going forward.
That said, Zoltan Mesko will be missed – he was a great teammate and excellent punter. I’m sure we’ll see him in another NFL uniform soon.
One note as Mike Loyko pointed out – the Patriots had all their draft picks and FIVE undrafted free agents make this team. Solid job scouting this year.
Your turn – what moves surprised you today?