Why would anyone who is a Patriots fan care about how the PUP works or whether it's a deception or not,fact is if Tate hadn't blown both his ACL and MCL he would have been a #1 draft choice according to most of the experts or in other words he has a high ceiling and probably an equally high football I.Q. and from what I've heard he was ahead of Nicks on his own team until the injury as far as ability and potential are concerned.They probably would have loved to work Nunn in but they need to leave at least one spot open on the roster in the event any other team decides to raid the practice squad again,with the open roster spot they can block any move.