FOXBORO, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced the release of six players Tuesday. Their departure is related to the NFL's requirement that all teams reduce their rosters to only 75 players by the close of business (4pm EST). The moves put the Patriots in compliance with the league limit.
August 29, 2006
Willie McGinest was a fixture on the Patriots defense for over a decade, but now he's gone. Ted Johnson and Tedy Bruschi were fixtures the year before, but they were out of action at the start of the season. The transition from experienced vet to inexperienced newcomer is part of every team's annual adjustment period. Some teams handle the adjustment well, some do not. Transitions are supposed to be easier for veterans, yet the Patriots crop of rookies appear ready and eager for the challenge.
May 20, 2006