Re: Nunn or Tate?
posted at 10/21/2009 1:21 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Nunn or Tate?
[QUOTE]I am fairly confident that Terrence Nunn will be activated at some point this week. BB could wait all the way until Friday or Saturday, though, as Nunn can practice all week anyway as a member of the practice squad. The only issue I see is 20 days from now, when Tate is activated. What then? If Nunn stays on the roster, we would have six receivers on the roster. If Nunn is released, he would have to clear waivers again before he could rejoin the practice squad. If he plays well in the next couple weeks, he could be claimed by another team. I'm interested to see how this plays out.
Posted by pyegian[/QUOTE]
Could not have said it much better myself.
I don't know how long Light is expected to be out OR if Kendell Simmons can fill in at tackle in an emergency. The Pats only had two official tackles on the game day roster against the Titans which is risky so I am guessing they thought KS could fill the need if something happened. How this all affects LaVoir filling one of those 2 open roster spots I do not know. An assumption would be that since he is a natural tackle that he would become the swing tackle while Light is out.
Nunn is the most logical choice because of his time spent with the team while Tate has been rehabbing. The issue, as has been well stated previously, is that IF you move Nunn to the Active roster and subsequent game day roster only for a limited time till Tate is ready it makes the potential to lose him to another team more likely.
As an aside, if anyone did not see Tate play in college he was awesome. He only lasted till the third because of his injury. Hakeem only got to play more and gain the spotlight after Tate went down and he got drafted in the 1st round. Just don't know how quickly he can assimilate the Pats offense, even with his 1st round talent.
The reason is that Nunn is on the PS now so a team would need to sign him to the active roster to take him from the Pats. If the Pats Activate him for a short time and then release him he has to clear waivers and that allows another team to sign Nunn to their PS and NOT their Active Roster. To make matters worse, The waiver list is now currently based on the "current" standings making the Pats further down the list of teams waiting to claim Nunn as compared to the pre-season cuts which were ranking the team claim positions of waived players based on last year.
I am petty sure I have these procedures correct but not positive.