The most likely familiar names to be cut who were on the roster last year.

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    The most likely familiar names to be cut who were on the roster last year.

    Just to start the discussion, here are a few possibilities.

    Aiken
    Slater
    Wheatley
    Crable
    Brace
    Woods
    Alexander
    BenJarvis Green-Ellis
    Morris
    Ohrnberger
     
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    Just to start the discussion, here are a few possibilities. Aiken Slater Wheatley Crable Brace Woods Alexander BenJarvis Green-Ellis Morris Ohrnberger
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    Woods - one dimensional proven on ST but has not stepped up as an everydown player as of yet and he has had the time.
    Alexander - one dimensional as well... i cannot believe he has made the team the past two years... he must be a great practice player when he is not hurt.
    Crable - why waste our time on a player this fragile... even if he becomes a valuable asset he is still one play away from the IR again... too much risk, little reward and A LOT of remorse... what if he is great and gets hurt again??? We'll never get over it!
    Wheatley - too frail for my liking, he had three surgeries on that wrist in college and broke it again his rookie year... unfortunately I can see a UFA from the past like ST standout Kyle Arrington beating him out for the fifth corner spot behind Wilhite and McCourty.
    Slater - this guy played all of 2009 with a hyperextension of the elbow so he has all the grit in the world so he may make it... I think it is a toss up Slater Vs. Aiken as ST captain and right now on smarts and grit alone i am going with Slater because he is a UCLA grad, plays Safety, WR and ST.

    Why?

    Ohrnberger; Scar made BB trade back into the fourth to select this player a little over a year ago and he was IR'd last year so there is no way he will be cut. If the jury is still out at the end of camp maybe he will be pup'd before they make a late season attempt to sneak him onto the practice squad.

    Brace; he may not be what we thought he was (Vinces replacement) and he may not live up to who he may eventually be called on to replace NOW @ DE (Seymour) but he is not cut material... If anything he is good trade bait to a 4-3 team that is old up front. 

    Green Ellis; most affordable, youngest, and hardest runner in the stable...  
     
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    Crable's not going anywhere. 

    And Tagandtrade, you waste time on a player like Crable because of the potential he has. If he plays to potential he is a 8-12 sacks a year man. That's something New England needs. A guy that produces sacks and draws double coverage. 
     
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    Wilhite
     
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    Wheatley stinks.  He should be gone.
     
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    I just threw out some names for the sake of discussion, because some familiar names will be cut.  Because of roster limitations, some guys who have done some good things in the past will be let go.

    My thought on the most likely is Slater, I think that Price could replace him on STs and Slater has shown nothing as a receiver in games though supposedly he made some good catches in OTA's.  Last year they used Stanback over him.

    In general, I don't see room on the roster for special teams specialists.  Aiken, Slater, Arrington, Alexander, and Woods (borderline) all fit that bill.  Of this group, Arrington is my favorite because he hits like a ton of bricks.

    I agree with MPF (LobsterGuy) that Koppen is the weak link on the OL.  I saw him get pushed back on his heels a few too many times.  If one of the young guys steps up he could be surprise cut of the season.

    If I recall correctly, Mike Reiss seems to think that Fred Taylor is on the bubble because of the LB that can play fullback as well.

    At this point I don't think anyone would be stunned if Wheatley or Crable were to get cut, but I think they get every opportunity to prove themselves.  Since Wheatley was a second and Wilhite a 4th round pick, one would think that he could beat out Wilhite. 
     
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    Asante Samuel was a 4th round pick but I digress.

    Wheatley, Woods, Slater, Aiken, Alexander, BJGE, Arrington will the ax I think but what the hell do I know?
     
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    dbs are to hard to find and look at previous rosters..they always keep alot... with the abundance of linebackers this year alexander and woods are on the bubble... some of the younger olineman will either be ir'd or put on the ps as they have eligibilty. NE does trades with veteran lineman as well...mankins opens up a spot 5 rbs last year were not enough kazcur is signed for cheap money a is lavoir but I thought he would be the one to go this year...looks like he will get a good look at guard....slater/aikens are in a battle as well
     
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    Crable's not going anywhere.  And Tagandtrade, you waste time on a player like Crable because of the potential he has. If he plays to potential he is a 8-12 sacks a year man. That's something New England needs. A guy that produces sacks and draws double coverage. 
    Posted by 49Patriots




    This is precisely why i do not want to get infatuated with his style of play... If he could assure me that he was not a one hit wonder and play beyond this year injury free i would say that paying him to sit and learn in 2008 and 2009 was valuable.

    However, if we let him SIT and he did not get bigger, stronger, faster and most importantly SMARTER, Than i will be very disappointed in him and this pick.

    Keeping him for two years and never discovering his worth is not acceptable so hopefully BB made this kid kiss the rings and he has put in the work SO WE can all get over the hype on him and see him in work.
     
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    If your looking for a surprise I would look no farther then Matt Light. I don't think it will happen due to Light still has some juice left and Vollmer the future LT can play RT until next season when The Patriots don't bring Light back.
     Having said all that I also can say with pretty much a certainty that they won't let any of the CB's go that have been brought up due to the Patriots Like Depth there.
    The only other spot for a true surprise would be LB with maybe a Crabel, McKenzie or Woods let go though I have a tough time saying it would be a surprise considering they haven't showed much so far. (granted mostly not their fault due to injury)

    So Light is the obvious place the Patriots could save on the money side and not have a drop off with Vollmer taking over, but if you put Vollmer at RT you keep two players with solid ability... and if Mankins has a long Hold Out maybe Vollmer could play some LG??? 
     
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    Aiken could get the axe. Sanders might be gone. Tough to pay 3.5 million a year to a guy who could be 4th in the rotation at safety. Would have said Kazcur if Mankins were here. Personaly, I think Koppen is the weak link on the OL. If we could upgrade the C position, losing Mankins wouldn't be so much of a hit. Wheatley I think is done. I think Fred Taylor could be the odd man out at RB. .......
    Posted by MaritimePatsFan


    so basically out with the old who have failed us in the past OR the unproven and in with the new.

    I agree with you 100% but most of the loyal Patriot sickofans on this board fall in love with guys like Koppen and Fred Taylor.

    Connolly is a much bigger man than Koppen and he is younger, if he can replace Kop at center i would trade Koppen to Dever for a 6th round pick today.

    Taylor is a waste but i think his cap hit is guaranteed so whether he is on the team or not he is going to cost us 3 million
     
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    Re: The most likely familiar names to be cut who were on the roster last year.

    I have a feeling Light will stay on the team this year. There have been many good reasons why he could be cut, but I think he's a solid talent and they'll keep him with Vollmer at RT.

    I think Wilhite can be very valuable as a backup CB. He started a lot last year and stayed close to his receivers, but he had trouble making plays on the ball. This should be his third year coming up and I'm sure he hasn't hit his ceiling yet. He'll be a good keeper for depth. The Pats don't have great depth at CB, so I'd consider him as an almost guaranteed lock.

    Honestly, I don't see the Pats making any big surprise cuts unless it's at the running back position or possibly wide receiver. Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris are two that come to mind, but I say Taylor stays and Morris is given the axe in that situation. He was used as a fullback a lot, and I think they can get rid of him and use Thomas Williams in that position and as depth at LB.

    Aiken will most likely stay and remain the special teams captain.


    Tagandtrade: "I agree with you 100% but most of the loyal Patriot sickofans on this board fall in love with guys like Koppen and Fred Taylor."

    Why would the "loyal sickofans" on here love Taylor in the same way they love Koppen? Koppen has been a solid producer on the team for years, and Fred Taylor has been on the team for one season and got hurt. I could see him both getting cut or staying, and I wouldn't really care either way. However, I knew Vrabel was getting old and when he was traded I couldn't believe it. That's how many would react to Koppen being cut, not Taylor.

    I also think Koppen is proven talent and should remain on the team this year. It'll be hard to find a center that can produce equally and has chemistry with the other members on the line.
     
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    I'm sorry but I'm going to wait and see  who actually gets cut. This way I won't be to high or to low when the names hit the transaction page. For all i know they could cut Moss and Brady though I doubt it will happen...
     
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    Lets hope they trade a little old quantity for some prime picks or players in or coming into their prime.  I think Mankins, light, guyton, sanders, morris, taylor, are the type to go, as long as quantity is replaced with quality.  Let the youth be the back ups...thats why you draft them.
     
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    In Response to Re: ... Taylor is a waste but i think his cap hit is guaranteed so whether he is on the team or not he is going to cost us 3 million
    Posted by tagandtrade


    I think Taylor can still play and was their best back before he got hurt.  Plus, it's not like they've brought in anybody to challenge at any RB spot.  It will be the same crew there they had last year.  Also, there's no cap, so no cap hit.
     

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