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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:53 pm    Post subject: Patriots waive LB Dane Fletcher and WR Britt Davis Reply with quote

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The Patriots waived/injured both LB Dane Fletcher (left knee) and WR Britt Davis.


http://twitter.com/NFL_RealUpdates/statuses/235131893652275200

Sad news about Fletcher who suffered a torn ACL injury, but i doubt someone else picks him up... we will place him on I.R. and he will be a restricted free-agent next season.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised they didn't wait until after the 75-man cut down to IR Fletcher.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Surprised they didn't wait until after the 75-man cut down to IR Fletcher.


Yeah, it says something when a team is willing to expose you to waivers for the sole purpose of opening a roster spot for a camp body for 2 weeks.

Davis is terrible and has no business in the NFL
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Richter wrote:
Surprised they didn't wait until after the 75-man cut down to IR Fletcher.


Yeah, it says something when a team is willing to expose you to waivers for the sole purpose of opening a roster spot for a camp body for 2 weeks.

Davis is terrible and has no business in the NFL

In this case, what I think it says is that they desperately need bodies, because the injury list is a mile long.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richter wrote:
mcmurtry86 wrote:
Richter wrote:
Surprised they didn't wait until after the 75-man cut down to IR Fletcher.


Yeah, it says something when a team is willing to expose you to waivers for the sole purpose of opening a roster spot for a camp body for 2 weeks.

Davis is terrible and has no business in the NFL

In this case, what I think it says is that they desperately need bodies, because the injury list is a mile long.


Other than TE and OL they don't have a ton of injuries. Maybe FB but that's easy enough to solve by dumping Kettani and replacing him with another body.

I doubt anyone will pick Fletcher up (and he's easy enough to replace if he does go elsewhere), it just wouldn't have been the first move I'd have made to open up a spot.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcmurtry86 wrote:
Richter wrote:
mcmurtry86 wrote:
Richter wrote:
Surprised they didn't wait until after the 75-man cut down to IR Fletcher.


Yeah, it says something when a team is willing to expose you to waivers for the sole purpose of opening a roster spot for a camp body for 2 weeks.

Davis is terrible and has no business in the NFL

In this case, what I think it says is that they desperately need bodies, because the injury list is a mile long.


Other than TE and OL they don't have a ton of injuries. Maybe FB but that's easy enough to solve by dumping Kettani and replacing him with another body.

I doubt anyone will pick Fletcher up (and he's easy enough to replace if he does go elsewhere), it just wouldn't have been the first move I'd have made to open up a spot.

Those two positions are pretty ravaged, though. Four tight ends and five offensive linemen being unable to go is about as bad as it gets. They need to bring in another tackle or two, but they can probably get by with Silvestro and Urban at tight end for a couple days while Gronk and Hernandez work the kinks out. They're a little thin at the DT position too, with three guys out, but I doubt they'll address that spot. They just need to get some healthy bodies on the OL until Mankins passes the adjustment period and Vollmer can hopefully start practicing.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Vollmer can hopefully start practicing.


I'm starting to get the feeling we won't see Vollmer at all this summer.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I said when the news broke Fletcher got hurt, that I doubt he will be back. Stand by that statement. Someone who is continually hurt like him is worth the roster spot IMO. Would be a different story if he were the starter.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fletcher made it to IR.
https://twitter.com/GregABedard/status/235476724165509120
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised the Giants didn't snag him to get back at BB for the Jake Ballard thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcmurtry86 wrote:
Richter wrote:
Vollmer can hopefully start practicing.


I'm starting to get the feeling we won't see Vollmer at all this summer.


Or at all for the foreseeable future maybe. That back's been on him for over a year. And he played badly, with all that missed time.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patsfan25 wrote:
mcmurtry86 wrote:
Richter wrote:
Vollmer can hopefully start practicing.


I'm starting to get the feeling we won't see Vollmer at all this summer.


Or at all for the foreseeable future maybe. That back's been on him for over a year. And he played badly, with all that missed time.


Considering how bad Cannon has reportedly been at OT, the Pats could be in a bit of trouble without Vollmer
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Deflects question on Fanene. Defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene has been sidelined for a few weeks and Belichick deflected a question on whether he might be back soon. “Day to day,” he said of Fanene’s status.


http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4727156/quick-hits-from-bill-belichick-10

What happened to Fanene? I haven't heard anything on him since he got mysteriously injured.
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