The day started with the Patriots needing to cut 22 players and some knew they were long shots to make the team, but in the end, the team let go some veterans who most thought were safe.
The Patriots have made the following roster moves:
Offense (14) : WR Deion Branch, QB Brian Hoyer, C Dan Koppen, WR Jesse Holley, FB Eric Kettani, TE Alex Silvestro, LT Darren Weems, OL Matt Kopa, OT Derek Dennis, WR Jeremy Ebert, OL Jeremiah Warren, TE Tyler Urban, WR Kerry Taylor, OT Dustin Waldron,
Defense (8): DB Sergio Brown, DB James Ihedigbo, DB Derrick Martin, DE Aaron Lavarias, LB Niko Koutouvides, DT Marcus Harrison, LB Jeff Tarpinian, CB Malcolm Williams
Some of these moves were huge surprises (Branch and Hoyer), while most of the others were predictable. The team’s direction based on these moves is a change in philosophy to a younger roster, especially on defense.
After seeing these moves, I guess you can never be too sure. I doubt you won’t see players on this team ever t...