2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

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Mason Kinsey reportedly slides into last PS slot.
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BREAKING: Former @BerryFootball standout and @d3football All-American, Mason Kinsey, signs with the @Patriots practice squad. Congrats Mason! #WeAllRow
 
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Keep in mind this year that:
1) teams can protect four practice squad players each week from being poached from other teams.
2) teams can promote two practice squad players each week to the gameday roster and then revert them to the PS without clearing waivers again.

So the PS is more of an extension of the 53-man roster than it typically is. I don't know if that will result in less player movement, but the league's goal is less player movement.
Thanks, I wasn't aware of those practice squad rules this year.
 

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I'm not sure if this rule applies to practice squad guys in particular but players picked up on waivers in general: all players signed during the week have to pass three Corvid tests before joining the new team. This means that a player cut Monday that clears waivers might not be able to join his new team until Thursday or Friday. So there might be less waiver pick ups this year
 

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So, with Taylor and Cassh Maluia on the 53, although after final cuts, that keeps the UDFA streak intact?
 

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Well Sony has an opportunity, really hope he takes advantage of it. Seems like an awesome guy, but he needs to be much better than last season.
 

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For anyone who cares about such things, I saw that the following numbers apparently have been assigned:

Dugger 35
Uche 53
Jennings 58
Keene 44
Asiasi 86
 

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As mentioned a bit upthread, Kristian Wilkerson will be joining the practice squad once his COVID screening completes.

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"Wilkerson comes from an FCS program, but his production and testing numbers made him stand out. He caught 219 passes for 3,540 yards with 33 touchdowns in four college seasons. He had 71 catches for 1,350 yards with 10 touchdowns as a senior. At 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Wilkerson ran a 4.46-second 40-yard dash with a lightning-fast 1.45-second 10-yard split, 6.68-second 3-cone drill, 4.09-second short shuttle, 39.5-inch vertical leap and 10-feet, 8-inch broad jump."
Released by the Titans.
 

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$5.5-6 million for strapping down TE's? That sounds rich, but a great window on how much BB values that Chung role. He is a fun listen but there were an awful lot of cuts.
 

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Just a thought, but doesnt Clay Matthews at 35 seem like exactly the kind of fading vet BB would try to squeeze one more year out of?
If Brady were still here maybe but doesn’t make any sense to stunt any of the development of the young guys for a guy like that.
 

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Counterpoint. Could a veteran who is open to playing situationally HELP in their development?
Or help in the development of other players who become accustomed to teammates who do their jobs rather than trying to guess whether they will make rookie mistakes. You need some baseline competence to help with everyone's development.
 
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Yodny Ca-just sucks so far. Even healthy he was getting crushed by media reports. Here's hoping it's just a combination of being green and the rust that comes with having missed so much time.
 

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We have two of them.....?
I've heard from a double secret insider that the rumors are true. They're planning on using weeks 1-4 to try out the two kickers by alternating them on the practice squad shuttle. They don't have to make a call until after week 4.
 

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I really hate how the Patriots never pay anyone, are cheap and beat their best players over the head with their contracts.
 

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Cam had a bunch of incentives in his contract. I think he can get from ~$1M to ~$7.5M. PLus if he performs, he'll get a huge deal (elsewhere) next spring.
That $7.5M is extremely light if he does what’s needed to get them. Of course, if he does you’re right that he’ll set himself up nicely for his last big contract.
 

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That $7.5M is extremely light if he does what’s needed to get them. Of course, if he does you’re right that he’ll set himself up nicely for his last big contract.
So the Pats have no incentive to pay him more this year. He has all of the motivation he needs. Whereas with Gilmore, he has another year left on his deal after this one. With the excess cap room, might as well make your best player happy.
 

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So the Pats have no incentive to pay him more this year. He has all of the motivation he needs. Whereas with Gilmore, he has another year left on his deal after this one. With the excess cap room, might as well make your best player happy.
I am 1000% on board with Gilmore getting some more coin. He has earned every cent of it and then some.
 

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Agreed. Gilmore has earned every cent. Remember how bad he looked at first? Screwing up every bunch formation? Amazing how it just takes a little time to get on the same page.