Patriots put in claims on players but lost out

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    Patriots put in claims on players but lost out

    Pats put in claims on Cooper, Jones

    September, 1, 2013
    Sep 1
    8:20
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    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots put in waiver claims on rookie cornerback Marcus Cooper (49ers) and rookie defensive tackle Chris Jones (Texans), but were not awarded the players because they were claimed by other teams that had priority in the waiver order.

    Cooper, a seventh-round draft choice (252nd out of 254 picks) out of Rutgers, ended up with the Chiefs. Jones, a sixth-round draft choice out of Bowling Green, ended up with the Buccaneers.

    Between these two claims, plus the four players the Patriots were awarded on waivers (center/guard Braxston Cave, linebacker Chris White, guard Chris Barker and defensive tackle A.J. Francis), the team was more aggressive on the waiver wire than the norm in recent years.

    Part of the reason the Patriots were so aggressive likely was to address areas on the roster where depth was thin.

     
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    Re: Patriots put in claims on players but lost out

    And the connection to Rutgers!

     
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    Re: Patriots put in claims on players but lost out

    Does this mean that they lose Leon Washington and Marquice Cole, and get nothing for their efforts? 

     
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    Re: Patriots put in claims on players but lost out

    Actually, the Pats were awarded four players off waivers per the Globe, so they're two slots over the limit now.

     
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    Re: Patriots put in claims on players but lost out

    In response to Paul_K's comment:

    Actually, the Pats were awarded four players off waivers per the Globe, so they're two slots over the limit now.



    But they cut Washington and Cole.  They actually aren't allowed to exceed the limit. 

     
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