Posts Tagged ‘Practice Squad’

Patriots Practice Squad Possibilities

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
TJ Moe

WIll T.J. Moe make this Patriots roster or is he destined for the practice squad?

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

The New England Patriots’ 53-man roster spends their weekdays preparing for an opponent they’ll play on Sundays. Meanwhile, an eight-man roster spends their weekdays preparing for an opponent they’ll watch on Sundays.
They’re called practice squad players.

Most of these NFL hopefuls were released during the final cut-down days of training camp and latched onto an organization in a lesser capacity. Each week, these players work collectively as a scout team. They mimic the nuances of opposing players in an effort to acclimate their teammates for battle.

The camaraderie is there; practice squad players are part of the team. But no, not every team brings guys to away games just to stand in sweats on the sidelines.

In essence, their job is to practice.


Examining New England’s Top Practice Squad Options in 2013

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Marcus Forston was a five-star recruit before ultimately going undrafted in 2012. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

New England enters the offseason well-stocked with practice squad talent; this article will profile the Patriots’ most likely reserve options in 2013 based on their current roster.


Patriots Practice Squad Possibilities for 2012

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Running Back Brandon Bolden

Undrafted Running Back Brandon Bolden is a prime candidate for the Patriots practice squad. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

The New England Patriots enter the season well-stocked with talent; unfortunately, only 53 of their players are eligible to make the opening day roster. A number of the players on roster are eligible for the practice squad, however, in what is expected to be a cutthroat competition.

This article will examine the players most deserving of practice squad spots, along with other practice-squad eligible players who may be able to oust some of the competition for a space.


Nate Ebner: Patriots Rookie Reset

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Nate Ebner Patriots Draft

What sort of impact could Nate Ebner have on the 2012 Patriots?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

After the New England Patriots drafted Tavon Wilson, most fans thought the “What!?!” pick had already been made by the Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft. However, Bill Belichick had another surprise in store for the New England faithful with his sixth round selection of Ohio State DB and rugby player Nate Ebner.

Will Nate Ebner make the Patriots roster? If he does, what sort of impact can he make?


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