NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas
The “Turk” was busy between the Aug. 28 and Aug. 31 roster cutdown deadlines, as dozens of then-New England Patriots were asked to bring their playbooks to head coach Bill Belichick.
Yet while many of whom cleaned out their lockers and saw their nameplates removed, not every Patriots cut packed up and departed from Foxborough, Mass.
Six of whom stayed around, and another two joined them on Patriots practice squad – an eight-man roster filled with non-vested players practicing for an opportunity to play.
Here’s how they earned their spots.