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Final Auditions: Unsung Patriots Make Push in Preseason Finale vs. Giants

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Undrafted running back George Winn wasn’t the only overlooked Patriot to seize the moment versus the Giants. (Photo:

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

The New England Patriots capped off the exhibition schedule with a 28-20 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night. But for those who saw their most extensive action of the preseason during the Week 4 tilt, it was about far more than the final score.

It was about the final auditions.

The Aug. 29 game at Gillette Stadium served as an unofficial farewell party for dozens of current Patriots. A large fraction of whom will never don the “Flying Elvis” helmet again, while some will never play in the league again. Because by 6 p.m. on Aug. 31, New England’s roster – and the 31 other NFL rosters – will be cut from 75 men to 53 men. And the whittling has already begun.

With that reality set in, the battle versus New York was a vital one for every Patriots player firmly entrenched on the bubble. Many played like it was vital, capitalizing on the limited reps to give the coaching staff a lasting impression. (more…)

The Sixth Man: Undrafted Patriots Halfback George Winn

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Cincinnati product George Winn is used to running downhill, but he has an uphill roster battle ahead of him in Foxboro. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

The New England Patriots have serious concerns heading into training camp, but running the ball is not one of them.

Six halfbacks find themselves on New England’s 90-man roster. That list includes 2011 draft picks Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, veteran return specialist Leon Washington, as well as ground-and-pounders Brandon Bolden and LeGarrette Blount.

And then there’s undrafted rookie George Winn.


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