Posts Tagged ‘Roster Moves’

Patriots Cut Roster to 51 – Far From Finished

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Zoltan Mesko’s time as a Patriot ended on Saturday.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

After all the projecting and prognosticating the Patriots cut their roster down to the league mandate of 53. Actually the Patriots took it a step further and cut the roster to 51. As is always the case there were a few surprises and this year an unprecedented number of rookies on the roster.

Here is how the Patriots roster breaks down and what could be in store over the weekend as the Patriots try to finalize their team.

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Patriots sign defensive tackle Terrell McClain

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Terrell McClain is the latest addition to New England’s roster (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

During the 2011 pre-draft process, the New England Patriots revealed a surprising amount of interest in the University of South Florida. Head coach Bill Belichick attended the Bulls’ pro day, and later in the week New England invited two USF prospects, defensive tackle Terrell McClain and defensive back Mistral Raymond, to participate in private workouts.

The Patriots didn’t end up drafting either player – McClain was selected with the 65th overall pick by the Carolina Panthers, Raymond with the 170th overall pick by Minnesota – but this week the Patriots (temporarily?) parted ways with rookie defensive tackle Marcus Forston in order to sign McClain, who had been released after just one season with the Panthers.

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Patriots Sign Kellen Winslow and Deion Branch

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Kellen Winslow is New England’s latest tight end addition (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Joon Lee

The New England Patriots have signed former first-round draft pick Kellen Winslow. Winslow was waived by the Seattle Seahawks on September 1st after he declined to have his salary reduced.

Deion Branch also has rejoined the fold, signing with the Patriots today.

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Patriots Cut Down to 75 Players

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Donte Stallworth Brandon Lloyd

Changing of the guard at the wide receiver position in New England. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

Even though Bill Belichick added some drama to the situation, the Patriots finally made their rosters public. Here is who won’t be making the Patriots roster.

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Musket Blasts: Patriots and NFL Draft Links, 8/22

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Jonathan Fanene released

Jonathan Fanene was an expensive experiment in New England. (Photo: Patriots.com)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I choose my five favorite New England Patriots and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.

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Breaking: Patriots to Sign Jeff Demps

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Jeff Demps is the newest and fastest New England Patriot weapon.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

According to multiple sources the Patriots are on the verge of signing 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist and former Florida Gator RB/WR Jeff Demps to a contract. Demps who was widely regarded as the fastest player in college football, will impact the Patriots special teams and kick return units immediately.

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Andre Carter and the Patriots: Still a Fit?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Andre Carter Patriots Injury

Hopefully, this isn't the last image we have of Andre Carter in a Patriots uniform. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Andre Carter’s performance in 2011 was a revelation, both for Carter and the New England Patriots.

However, training camp is rapidly approaching and little progress has been made on a new contract – is there still room for Carter on the Patriots roster?

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