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NEPD Mailbag: Cuts Edition

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Now that Deion Branch has been cut, which WRs will stick on the roster? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

It’s the day that every NFL player dreads.

If you’re not getting cut today, it’s likely one of your best friends is. But that’s just part of the business. Patriots cuts are coming out already and there have been some big and surprising names involved.

I received a ton of questions on twitter about what the cuts may mean, so I figured I’d answer them here.


Patriots Roster Projection: Salary Cap Impact

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Patriots WR Deion Branch

Could the Patriots part ways with one of Tom Brady’s most trusted targets? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

One thing that often gets overlooked during roster projections is the short and long term impact of the salary cap. Here is a look at my current Patriots roster, as well as all the cap savings that could occur if the Patriots cut or released certain players.


2012 Patriots Roster Projection: Version 2.0

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Dan Koppen Center

Is Dan Koppen destined to be a surprise cut this year? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The Patriots play their first pre-season game tomorrow night with vs. the Saints, which means the Patriots are two weeks into their season and a lot has already changed. We have seen the retirement of a well known offensive linemen, some injuries and the emergence of young players. Although the competition for positions is fierce, the picture has gotten a little clearer.

Here is my second attempt at predicting how the Patriots roster will breakdown at the end of August.


Jones-ing For a Center in the 2013 NFL Draft?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Barrett Jones Patriots

Barrett Jones was a key part of Alabama's championship run. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

Under the tutelage of offensive line guru Dante Scarnecchia the Patriots’ offensive line units have consistently ranked among the top groups in the league.

Could Alabama’s Barrett Jones be a smart addition in 2013?


2012 NFL Draft Impact: Patriots Re-sign Dan Koppen

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Dan Koppen Patriots

Welcome back Dan. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

A familiar face will be returning to Gillette Stadium soon, as veteran center Dan Koppen has reportedly signed a contract to stay with the New England Patriots. Koppen was originally selected in the 5th round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

What does the signing mean for the Patriots 2012 NFL Draft strategy?


2012 Patriots Free Agent Preview

Monday, February 6th, 2012
Tom Brady Safety Patriots

The Patriots will not spend this off-season lying down. (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The best way to forget the Super Bowl is to look ahead to the future. Here we take a look at the free agents on the Patriots roster: who is likely to be back and who they will probably let walk.


No Need for 300, Just Give Tom Brady Five

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Patriots Giants Super Bowl


NEPD Editor: James Christensen

In the battle of Thermopylae, made famous by the movie “300”, the Persian King Xerxes trotted out a seemingly never-ending procession of exotic warriors.

Perry Fewell, defensive coordinator for the Giants, has a similar array of weapons aimed at disrupting the Patriots passing attack.

The Patriots offensive line, just like the Spartan heroes on the silver screen, will need to hold out for as long as they can. Fortunately for New England, their blockers will need to be vigilant for only around three seconds, as opposed to three days.


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