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Pats Pulpit Sep 2, 2018
Take a look at the Patriots’ 53-man roster and practice squad after cutdown weekend

Take a look at the Patriots’ 53-man roster and practice squad after cutdown weekend

Let’s find out what the 2018 Patriots currently look like. One of the busiest periods of the NFL calendar is slowly coming to an end. With cutdown weekend almost over, we now know what the core of the 2018 New England Patriots’ roster looks like. Let’s check it out: Quarterback (2): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer No surprises at the quarterback position: Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer were the clear-cut top two entering the year, with rookie Danny Etling not showing enough over the summer to warrant a spot on the active roster. He was able to clear waivers, though, and get placed on the practice...
Pats Pulpit Sep 1, 2018
Take a look at the Patriots’ first 53-man roster for the 2018 season

Take a look at the Patriots’ first 53-man roster for the 2018 season

With roster cutdowns over, let’s take a look at who is left. The NFL’s roster cut deadline has come and gone and the New England Patriots are now under the 53-man deadline. In fact, the team currently has only 52 players under contract, with one of them – rookie tight end Ryan Izzo – expected to be headed to injured reserve soon. With all that in mind, let’s take a look at the Patriots’ first active roster of the season. Quarterback (2): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer Running back (5): James White, Rex Burkhead, Sony Michel, Jeremy Hill, James Develin Wide receiver (4): Chris Hogan,...
Pats Pulpit Sep 1, 2018
Patriots roster cuts: New England releases QB Danny Etling

Patriots roster cuts: New England releases QB Danny Etling

The backup quarterback has been let go. The New England Patriots entered training camp with three quarterbacks on their roster, two of which locks to make the team: undisputed starter Tom Brady and his trusted backup Brian Hoyer . The third man, seventh-round rookie Danny Etling, had to earn his spot on the team – but it looks that he was unable to do that. According to a report by the Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels, Etling has been released: Patriots have cut QB Danny Etling, per source Etling’s release is no surprise: the LSU product was inconsistent all offseason long and did...
Pats Pulpit Aug 30, 2018
Patriots vs Giants: Quick-hit thoughts on New England’s 17-12 win in the preseason finale

Patriots vs Giants: Quick-hit thoughts on New England’s 17-12 win in the preseason finale

New England ends the preseason at 3-1. The New England Patriots defeated the New York Giants 17-12 in a rather slow and mostly uneventful preseason finale. The good news: the preseason is now over and the next time the Patriots take the field, the team will look a lot different – with the result hopefully a lot more entertaining. With all that in mind, let’s still take a quick look back at the game. Danny Etling had some ups and downs – and one spectacular moment With roster locks Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer both inactive, rookie Danny Etling was given the start at quarterback. His...
Pats Pulpit Aug 30, 2018
Patriots 53-man roster projection: cutdown week edition

Patriots 53-man roster projection: cutdown week edition

Let’s take a final shot at trying to project the Patriots’ opening day roster. There is only one game left on the New England Patriots’ preseason schedule – tonight’s meeting with the New York Giants –, and it will likely not impact the subsequent roster cutdowns all too much. We can therefore give predicting the team’s opening day roster one last shot. If the past two projections are any indication, though, expect New England to make some kind of move soon to destroy it. Let’s take a look: Quarterback (2): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer The quarterback position remains unchanged:...
www.bostonherald.com Aug 26, 2018
Eric Decker announces retirement

Eric Decker announces retirement

Subtitle: Leaves Pats thinner at wide receiverThe Patriots wide receiver corps took another hit yesterday when Eric Decker announced his retirement from football in a social-media post.The Patriots had signed the 31-year-old receiver to a one-year deal on Aug. 3, with a minimal signing bonus. He caught two passes for 12 yards on five targets from Brian Hoyer during Friday night’s game with the Panthers.Not playing with the first team with Tom Brady, it was fairly clear he was a longshot to make the 53-man roster.Here’s what he wrote on Instagram: “It has been my childhood dream and...
Pats Pulpit Aug 25, 2018
Patriots vs. Panthers: Fan Notes from the Preseason

Patriots vs. Panthers: Fan Notes from the Preseason

Notes, musings, and observations from Week 3 of the preseason So...how about that Week 3, eh? Not going to lie - I straight up fell asleep last night during the game. I watched the first half, then I figured I’d rest my eyes for a few minutes during halftime, and when I opened them up again Brian Hoyer was overthrowing Cordarrelle Patterson late in the fourth quarter. Now this is pathetic for two reasons. One, I should never fall asleep during a Pats game. And two, it was Friday night, pre-10PM, and I was out like a light. Getting old sucks. But the good news is it doesn’t seem like I...

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