The annual purge of overpriced or underperforming veterans has begun. A number of names on the list may be of interest to the Patriots who are looking to build roster depth. The list includes some surprising names, and more than one player who the Patriots have been interested in previously. Here's a look at the offensive cuts as of 3.3.06 with analysis of each player.
March 4, 2006
PI takes a look at the roster and breaks down each player on a unit-by-unit basis. In this installment, the wide receiver position is the subject. The starting receivers from 2004 return with another year and another Super Bowl under their belt. The addition of some new faces in camp, most notably David Terrell, have observers thinking the Pats will have a better pass attack in 2005. PI reviews the starters and the current backups in this analysis.
August 10, 2005
Competition for roster spots will be intense when training camp rolls around in July with wide receiver being one of the most notable battles. One Patriot receiver who couldn't wait for camp to begin volunteered to go to overseas to get an edge. That player is NFL Europe standout Cedric James. PI speaks with James' agent about NFL Europe and what led to the decision to head overseas.
June 10, 2005
The NFL Europe League's regular season has come to a close. With Berlin and Amsterdan as the last teams standing, we take a look at the outstanding individual performances of Week Ten, as well as a season wrap-up of the New England Patriots who saw time on the playing fields of Europe.Stay tuned for more coverage on Patriots players in NFL Europe as Patriots Insider brings you additional analysis and commentary.
June 7, 2005
It was a scintillating Week 7 in the NFL Europe League, as the Cologne Centurions and Hamburg Sea Devils earned thrilling overtime victories while the Berlin Thunder maintained a share of first place as the race to World Bowl XIII enters its final three weeks. Patriots' players are making strides and working at making a mark overseas before they return to New England for camp.
May 19, 2005
In NFL Europe a couple of Patriots are starting to make their mark. Running back Kory Chapman (Cologne) had his best game of the season. Wide receiver Cedric James had his own success for the Rhine.Whether these two players will make the Patriots roster is yet to be determined. But Michael Jennings, a former Patriot WR in NFLE leads the league in receiving. If James or Chapman have continued success, like Jennings, they'll likely keep a roster spot come fall.
May 11, 2005