Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/15/12
Jermaine Cunningham was a 2nd round pick of the New England Patriots in the 2010 NFL Draft, but he has barely done anything in his first 2 years in the league. He’s been too much of a defensive end/linebacker tweener and has yet to establish himself anywhere with the Patriots switching schemes from a 3-4 to a 4-3. In 2010, he was solid with 1 sack, 4 quarterback hits, and 24 pressures as a part time player at linebacker, but last year, after high expectations in the offseason, he played just 48 snaps at defensive end and did not manage a sack, hit, or pressure on the quarterback. He doesn’t appear to be in any position to change that in his 3rd year in the league as he is now buried on the depth chart at defensive end behind Chandler Jones, Jake Bequette, Trevor Scott, Brandon Deaderick, Jonathan Fanene, and even Rob Ninkovich and Dont’a Hightower, linebackers who can play defensive end. The Patriots have also talked about bringing back Andre Carter, who would also likely be ahead o...
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