RB: You have to cut either Blount or Bolden and add a TE (Hoo-Man), BB brought in Blount to compete with Bolden.
I agree, but I am not sure that Blount is the answer. Will be good to see for ourselves in camp
OT - Cut one because Cannon will back up both OT and OG.
I think Cannon is on the fence and if he plays as poorly as he did last camp, he may be a surprise cut
DT - Marcus Foston will be in a serious competition with both Kyle Love and Deadrick and Armstead will be competing for a spot as well. I can only see the Pats carrying 4 DTs, I seriously doubt they'll carry 5.
Agree on Fortson. I Think Deadrick has more upside than Lovie and is more versatile. Lovie could be on the fence. Not sure Armstead is a DT, might see him more on the edge in sub packages
DE - Cunningham, Vega and Bequette are competing for a spot, but I doubt Bequette can beat out Cunningham. Cunningham isn't a great DE, but he gets the benefit of having played asnaps last season. He's the favorite to win the spot, but Abraham would make all this competition void.
I really liked Cunningham pre suspension. I dont think Abraham is coming. Wonder what happened with Bequette, could the team mis scout him so badly?
LB - No way they cut Fletcher, if he can make an impact on the field as a cover LB, he'll stay. I still think they want to use Collins as a pass rusher more than a cover LB. We have a need at rush, we can find a cover LB in the draft.
Agree on Fletcher if he hasnt lost a step. Also agree on Collins. Year one mostly a sub edge rusher
CB - Logan Ryan is here for Ras-I's spot, Cole is making the team. He's a good ST player and BB won't cut him. He's like Slater, against a number 4 or 5 WR he can get the job done. Against Boldin? No.
This is where it gets tricky. I think Ras is actually the best CB on the team, he just cant stay on the field. I also think Talib is one and done. I agree Cole makes the team. Do they carry 6?
S - Cut Steven Gregory, he has the same position as Tavon Wilson, but the Pats won't cut Tavon because it means admitting that he was a waste of a pick. Add Tarpinian or White, whichever comes cheapest in my opinion.
Seemingly Gregory, Huron or Ebner wont make the team
QB (2): Brady, Mallet
RB (4): Ridley, Vereen, Blount*, Washington
WR (6): Amendola, Dobson, Edelman, Jones, Boyce, Slater
TE (4): Gronkowski, Hernandez, Ballard and Hoomanawanui
OT (3): Solder, Vollmer, Svitek
OG (3): Mankins, Connolly, Cannon
C (2): Wendell, McDonald
DT (5): Wilfork, Kelly, Love, Forston, Armstead*
DE (5): Jones, Ninkovich, Francis, Cunningham*, Buchannon
OLB (4): Mayo, Hightower, Tarpinian, Beauharnais
MLB (2): Spikes, Fletcher
CB (5): Talib, Dennard, Arrington, Ryan, Cole
S (4): McCourty, A. Wilson, T. Wilson, Harmon
ST (3): Gostkowski, Mesko, Aiken
The Ministry of Defense! Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower