The New England Patriots made their roster cuts to comply with an NFL mandate to trim rosters to 65 players not including NFL Europe exemptions or those on reserve lists during the week. The team parted ways with three on Monday and seven more on Tuesday. They will have to drop 17 more names according to last count. No player wants to be on that list, so expect a display of desperation by some who are going all out tonight to avoid "the Turk" on Sunday.
September 1, 2005
In the second of our series of "The List", Patriots Insider Jon Scott shares his thoughts on the team, the players and what to look for as the season progresses. In case you haven't seen the insiders comments, they have been reporting from camp in a regular update series on the PI message boards. We invite you to check out the forums for more thoughts and observations about the team and the players.
August 29, 2005
With the unusual problem of having too much depth at a position, the Patriots are contemplating what to do about the abundance of talent at the tight end position. With Daniel Graham and Ben Watson almost locks to make the final roster, veterans Christian Fauria and Jed Weaver are just looking to prove why they belong. Add to the mix youngster Joel Jacobs and the concern becomes more about who stays and who goes.
August 24, 2005
PI takes a look at the roster and breaks down each player on a unit-by-unit basis. The tight end position is expected to be a position of strength in 2005 with the return of a healthy Ben Watson to the lineup. Christian Fauria and Dan Graham will see significant playing time while Jed Weaver is taking advantage of the extra feedback given to him by position coach Pete Mangurian.
August 12, 2005
Patriots Insider provides these images of the players going through drills, catching passes, and running sprints during week one of training camp in Foxboro.Exclusive photos not found anywhere else on the web. Images include: Mike Vrabel, Rosevelt Colvin, Bill Beilchick, Kevin Faulk, Monty Beisel, Dan Klecko, Ben Watson, Jed Weaver, Patrick Pass, Patriots Fans and more
August 8, 2005