First Look at the 90-Man Roster: 2019 Positional Breakdown

-by DNOMN8R314

With Jared Veldheer and Dontrelle Inman officially taking the roster spots that once belonged to Calvin Anderson and Xavier Ubosi, the Patriots’ 90-man roster officially stands at 91. (They have an extra spot because of the international assigment of fullback Jakob Johnson. And this also omits the suspended Josh Gordon.)

It’s fully possible the roster shifts around further by the time camp rolls around, but as this is the first time the roster is in a semi-settled state at 90 (okay, 91) players, we can finally break down how each position group looks on paper. Here we go:

Quarterback
Returning: Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Danny Etling
Added vets: none
Rookies: Jarrett Stidham (4th)

Brady is still Brady, and Hoyer is still a capable veteran backup. Stidham’s draft position makes it very unlikely he is left off the roster, meaning the summer will be an uphill battle for Etling, a seventh-round pick last year, to stick.

Running back
Returning: Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead
Added vets: Brandon Bolden
Rookies: Damien Harris (3rd), Nick Brossette (UD)

The Patriots strengthened their already-strong RB corps this offseason, bringing in Bolden as an all-purpose backup and core special teamer, then snagging the 215-pound Harris in the third round this year. The team lacked a “bruiser”-type back last season, and Harris will be expected to claim that role in short order.

Fullback
Returning: James Develin
Added vets: none
Rookies: Jakob Johnson (int.)

We all know how much of a beast Develin is, but Johnson is in the other fullback mode, playing as more of a fullback/tight end hybrid. He’ll have a roster exemption throughout the season unless he makes the 53, which is not considered likely.

Wide receiver
Returning: Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Braxton Berrios, Damoun Patterson, Matthew Slater, Josh Gordon (susp.)
Added vets: Maurice Harris, Demaryius Thomas, Dontrelle Inman
Rookies: N’Keal Harry (1st), Jakobi Meyers (UD), Ryan Davis (UD)

New England saw some notable departures from their wideout room this offseason, with Chris Hogan and Cordarrelle Patterson leaving in free agency. But Bill Belichick again restructured the position through mid-level and late-period free agent signings (though he did make an unsuccessful attempt to sign Adam Humphries) before selecting a first-round receiver for the first time in his Foxboro tenure. Behind Edelman and Harry (and possibly Dorsett), the field (no pun intended) is open.

Tight end
Returning: Ryan Izzo, Stephen Anderson
Added vets: Matt LaCosse, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Benjamin Watson
Rookies: Andrew Beck (UD)

After Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement, pretty much everyone guessed the Patriots would make an early play for a tight end in this year’s draft. Instead, Belichick made 10 selections at other positions before signing Beck as an undrafted rookie. The veterans are intriguing: LaCosse has flown under the radar but was the first tight end signed by New England in free agency, Seferian-Jenkins is a former second-round pick with ability as a pass catcher, and Watson returns to Foxboro after nine seasons of strong play elsewhere. Obviously no one player can replace Gronkowski, but this group has nice diversity in their skills, and players like Izzo and LaCosse have had moderate success in both blocking and receiving while in a limited role. This should be a fun group to watch.

Tackle
Returning: Isaiah Wynn, Marcus Cannon, Cole Croston, Dan Skipper
Added vets: Cedrick Lang, Jared Veldheer
Rookies: Yodny Cajuste (3rd), Tyree St. Louis (UD)

After missing last season due to injury, 2018 first-rounder Wynn is in line to start at left tackle, while Cannon continues to man the right side. Tenth-year veteran Veldheer and third-rounder Cajuste should provide solid backup – in particular, Veldheer should be able to start in case Wynn is not yet completely recovered – meaning the rest of this party will have a tough battle to make the squad.

Guard
Returning: Joe Thuney, Shaq Mason, Ted Karras, Brian Schwenke
Added vets: none
Rookies: Hjalte Froholdt (4th)

The Patriots maintain continuity on their interior line and add another young player into the Dante Scarnecchia pipeline. Froholdt, a strong run blocker, has the draft position to stick on the roster, meaning the Patriots will have to keep four guards for Karras and/or Schwenke to stick – a possibility if the coaches decide Froholdt is not ready to be the first guard off the bench. (Another note: Froholdt, like Karras and Schwenke, can play center.)

Center
Returning: David Andrews, James Ferentz
Added vets: Jake Eldrenkamp
Rookies: Tyler Gauthier (UD)

Like I said, the Patriots maintain continuity on their interior line. Eldrenkamp, a futures signing, and UDFA Gauthier will look to show they are more than just summer depth.

Defensive end
Returning: Deatrich Wise Jr., John Simon, Derek Rivers, Keionta Davis, Trent Harris
Added vets: Michael Bennett, Shilique Calhoun
Rookies: Chase Winovich (3rd)

Belichick preemptively addressed Trey Flowers’ departure in free agency by acquiring Bennett from Philadelphia, then nabbed the relentless Winovich on the second day of the draft. Behind them, the depth chart mostly consists of developing young players alongside veterans Simon (who played well in New England last year) and Calhoun (who never panned out in Oakland). This is mostly a young group of players, so there’ll be a focused eye on their development in camp this year.

Defensive tackle
Returning: Lawrence Guy, Adam Butler, Ufomba Kamalu, Frank Herron
Added vets: David Parry, Mike Pennel, Nick Thurman
Rookies: Byron Cowart (5th)

Ex-Jet Pennel is in line for an immediate starting job alongside Guy, both larger defensive tackles, but like their counterparts on the edge, there is a lot of youth in this group. Butler has carved out a role as a sub rusher in his first two seasons, and Parry started for Indianapolis during his first two seasons (’15 and ’16), but there is still a lot of room for development in this position as well.

Linebacker
Returning: Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, Ja’Whaun Bentley, Elandon Roberts, Christian Sam, Calvin Munson, Brandon King
Added vets: none
Rookies: Terez Hall (UD)

Of the returning players, three had key roles on defense last year, one played exclusively on special teams, one was on the practice squad, and two landed on injured reserve. Hightower and Van Noy are sure to be the top duo once again, with Bentley the likely third starter, as he started the first three games last year before landing on IR. Like the tight ends, there is a diversity of roles in this group, with Sam a coverage linebacker and Roberts a run-stopper, and the battle for roster spots – which should fully include Hall – ought to be fascinating.

Cornerback
Returning: Stephon Gilmore, Jason McCourty, J.C. Jackson, Jonathan Jones, Keion Crossen, Duke Dawson
Added vets: none
Rookies: Joejuan Williams (2nd), Ken Webster (7th), D’Angelo Ross (UD)

Like with the running backs, Belichick loaded up an already-loaded depth chart, adding the 6-foot-3 Williams in the second round. Along with the three rookies, a trio of rising sophomores are returning, one of whom (Jackson) started five games and racked up three interceptions. With the talent in this group, the battle for roster spots should be intense.

Safety
Returning: Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, Obi Melifonwu, Nate Ebner, A.J. Howard
Added vets: Terrence Brooks
Rookies: Malik Gant (UD)

Behind starters McCourty, Chung, and Harmon, depth here is uncertain. Brooks and Ebner specialize (again, no pun intended) in special teams, Howard spent last postseason on the practice squad, Melifonwu has insane athleticism but never found his fit in Oakland, and Gant is an undrafted rookie. This is another position battle where roster spots are open for claiming.

Special teams
Returning: Stephen Gostkowski (K), Ryan Allen (P), Joe Cardona (LS)
Added vets: none
Rookies: Jake Bailey (P, 5th)

For the second straight season, we’ll witness a punter battle in New England. Bailey, unlike most Belichick-preferred punters, is right-footed, but he showed in college plenty of the abilities Belichick likes from his left-footers: putting different spin on the ball and dropping punts near the opposing goal line, for instances. Bailey also has the advantage of being drafted, but once players take the field, that distinction won’t matter.

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Birthday wishes Jimbo! Stay restless!

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Happy Birthday BSJ!!!

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Thanks, MAC.

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Happy 25th Birthday BSJ!

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It’s a special year for him, because it’s his 25th 25th birthday.

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A case of TUMS????

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Dammit, I just tried to like this post twice.

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Thank you, Matt.

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Happy Birthday BSJ. Long may you jinx.

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Thanks, Pauly.

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Bruins in 4

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……but in four weeks. :-/

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Aren’t you the guy that predicted Bruins in 9 last year? 🙂

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Yes, he’s the BSJ of hockey. 🙂

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Wow, $9.3 million for one year of Suh. He’s not as good as McCoy. I guess I can stop hoping for that.

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They need to sign a Tackle with both Wynn and Cajuste dealing with injuries. Not many available, best bet would be Jim’s guy, Donald Penn but don’t know if he’d be willing. Other than that pretty barren: Ryan Schraeder – Started > 60 games in the past 4 seasons but is a RT. Jeremy Parnell – Same as above Chris Clark – started 13 games at LT for Carolina last year Jermon Bushrod – most experienced LT out there but 35 years old TJ Clemmings – Starter for Vikings in his first two years then released and hung around the… Read more »

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Jim’s guy is out of the running….for obvious reasons. 🙂

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The jinx strikes again!!

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^^^^^^^ This guy gets it!!!! ^^^^^^^

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Damn. I can’t even get one day.

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Bemidji State?? Bemidji is where the first season of Fargo (TV series) took place.

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My nicece lives there, got her degree from there. My brother got a Masters of Education from there. Do they sound like the accents in Fargo? You betcha.

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Bemidji claims to be the birth place of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe. They have 30 foot statues of them on the shore of Lake Bemidji.

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He’s a lumberjack, and he’s OK….

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SF S Jimmy Ward went down with a shoulder injury today- another 49r down.

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Jimmy’s down!

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Broken collarbone.

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OH, that’s only 6 weeks, he’ll be back for camp.

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Having surgery tomorrow.

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I had a teacher in high school, Mrs. Olszewski. Pronounced ol-SHEV-ski. She taught Russian history. I think she might have been KGB.

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Like the TV series “The Americans” 🙂

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WHS!!

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Pipe Guy – House/Trance/Techno Live
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I have been seeking talented street musicians on youtube, and i have been founding amazing stuff like this.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE LOVE YOU BRUH

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Thanks, Smack. 🙂

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I’ll second that. I hope you enjoyed this trip around the sun.

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His dad was an MLB pitcher but never got past AA
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=olszew001eri

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I’ve never even seen him play but I’m officially on the Gunner Wojnarowski bandwagon

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Need more Polish boys on the team after Gronk retired.

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For a player to be a hidden gem, they have to be hidden. This guy was a CB/baseball player in D-2. Doesn’t get more hidden than that.

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With a game like that, what’s not to love in him.

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Nick Bosa out with a grade 1 hamstring pull.

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He gets an excused absence from OTAs now 🙂

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Guessing Minnesota since he was at the Minnesota Pro Day. But maybe it’s in Zaire.

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10. Troy Brown Working With Pats Wide Receivers

Along with linebackers coach Jerod Mayo, another former Patriot was coaching up the next generation at practice. Pats Hall of Famer Troy Brown was in attendance working with the wide receivers during position drills. As mentioned above, Brown is taking rookie N’Keal Harry under his wing.

https://www.clnsmedia.com/lazars-notebook-ten-observations-patriots-otas/

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https://weei.radio.com/blogs/ryan-hannable/patriots-tight-end-ben-watson-explains-why-he-came-out-retirement-returned-new

It is good to see Big Ben back. How well he will do , we will just have to see.

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Anybody worth the Instant HOF induction yet?

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apparently Harry and the punter

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There will be cut’s today. lol

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All QBs must be purged.

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Grrrrrr…..

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Won’t have to worry about Gronk being on the list anymore 🙂

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Well, the dude at #1 is going to be on the list for a long time. He can block as well as catch.

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Jake Bailey booming 5 sec hangtimers at OTAs today, Ryan Allen not present. ruh roh

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https://www.patspulpit.com/2019/5/22/18634233/bill-belichick-iowa-state-future-of-defensive-football-nfl-new-england-patriots-chiefs-rams

Really nice piece by Mark Schofield on how the Patriots defense may shift to a 3-3-5/3-2-6 base. Helps lend context to draft/FA decisions and acquisitions. Pat Chung is god.

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Disagree on this part – you never hear coaches say this anymore:

“Think to every introductory press conference of a new defensive coordinator, or defensive-minded head coach. How quickly do you get to the phrases: “…and on defense we are going to be physical, and we are going to stop the run?””

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Their depth chart definitely reflects 3-3-5
NT – Pennel, Shelton
DT – Guy, Butler
DE – Bennett, Wise
LB/DE – Van Noy, Winovich, Simon
ILB – Bentley, Roberts
OLB – Hightower, Collins

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Happy Birthday Jim- hope you have a jinx-free day!! 🙂

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And happy birthday Jim!!

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Item 1. Legally Downfield. An ineligible player is not illegally downfield if, after initiating contact with an opponent within one yard of the line of scrimmage during his initial charge: (a) he moves more than one yard beyond the line while legally blocking or being blocked by an opponent (b) after breaking legal contact with an opponent more than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage, he remains stationary until a forward pass is thrown (c) after losing legal contact with an opponent more than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage, he is forced behind the line of scrimmage… Read more »

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Trent Brown was legally downfield

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I do believe that it is or just was the anniversary of the world famous BSJ’s birthday. Happy Birthday BSJ

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Happy birthday Jim! Blow out the candles and make the opposite of a wish my man

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Thank you. That’s very kin……hey, wait a minute!

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Thank you.

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When do the practice start ?

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https://weei.radio.com/blogs/ryan-hannable/patriots-otas-5-things-we-will-be-watching-thursday-s-session

I don’t know how much we can tell from a few practices in May but at least football is back.

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One thing for sure, we’ll know whether Matt Light is holding out for an extension

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I’ll settle for nobody getting seriously hurt.

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anybody alive out there?

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great song… one of my favorite solos

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Posting from the void

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Has J-dog seen McCoy at Logan, yet?

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I think jdog is on vacation.

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Oh, he’s with McCoy on vacation. Good to know!

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The real question is has anyone seen JDog, haven’t heard from him in a while.

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Best Drummer Ever [HD]
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Outstanding

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He’s no Lars Ulrich… 🙂 🙂 🙂

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GET THE F**K

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You can’t get rid of officiating angst. Its zero sum. The fans who benefit from the call agree with it, the fans who don’t disagree with it. Changing calls just displaces the complaining from A to B.

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Context?

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No.

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Yes.

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Thunder, lightening, hail and heavy rain- the beast is not having a good day.

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He need to do his job 🙂

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Give him some prime rib.

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Unbknownst to Cali, what his pooch really craves is tofu.

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It’s not allowed in the house.

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Really? I Iove tofu. So great in Asian dishes.

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He’s getting a nice steak on Friday- it’s his birthday.

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When I was growing up, we had a female German Shepard that was absolutely terrified of thunder. She would get down on her belly and scrunch underneath a bed until it was over, whimpering like someone was whipping her.

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Why are Germans so afraid of thunder? I wonder if North Shore behaves this way during thunderstorms.

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Their cities were bombed to rubble in World War 2. It leaves a mark.

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From what I’ve read their hearing is incredible and thunder sounds like guns going off next to their ears.

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Don’t dogs have insanely good hearing by human standards? Maybe its scary because its actually a much more violent stimulus to them.

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Yes- and we’ve tried everything- right now he’s wearing a neck scarf soaked in lavender oil- it’s supposed to be calming.

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But it’s not every dog, though. Two other dogs we owned were completely oblivious to thunder, they didn’t care at all. It’s only a minority of dogs who are thunderphobic.

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We really don’t get many thunderstorms here so there’s no way he can get used to them.

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Likewise not all cats respond to catnip. And Rich from the Toucher and Rich show can’t get high from Marijuana. 🙂

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Good to know.

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Sounds familiar.

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Ian Rapoport @RapSheet
The #Redskins officially placed LB Reuben Foster (ACL) on season-ending Injured Reserve and signed free agent LB Jon Bostic.

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Oliver Thomas @OliverBThomas
Former Patriots UDFA Xavier Ubosi, whose $10,000 in guaranteed base salary was inherited by the Jets, cleared waivers, per the NFL wire.

You gotta love the Jets 🙂

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Meh. $10k is less than they spend on lunch every day during camp.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/05/22/nfl-wont-change-its-overtime-rules-despite-chiefs-push-both-teams-get-possession/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e20812819152 On the new reviewable PI rule: “The league is wary of the number of stoppages in play that could result from the replay assistant being in charge of initiating all interference-related reviews in the final two minutes of each half. The competition committee plans to exempt Hail Mary plays from being reviewable by replay for pass interference. A desire to keep coaches from challenging Hail Mary plays had been the original reason for putting the final two minutes of each half under the purview of the replay assistant.” What an absolute farce this whole thing is. Do they have… Read more »

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Totally agreed. You want to take the judgment call out of PI? Get rid of PI penalties. But they’ll always be a judgment call. There’s no discrete visual landmarks to watch. With a spot, a toe drag out of bounds…. these things have some binary visual reality to them. Either it touched the chalk or it didn’t. PI isn’t a binary thing with a black-and-white definition. And the only way to make it that…. would be to call a lot more or a lot fewer. The NFL needs to stand up for their referees. They are on the field for… Read more »

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Really, the solution to the NOLA debacle was to bloviate for a year about the great “new programs” for better training for referees, then declare victory, and it’s done.

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I can only surmise that team owners are among the bellyaching masses for this to have gotten beyond the standard response of “shield”-adjacent posturing that you describe

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Two points for using the word “bloviate”. 🙂

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Bill Belichick dies in Avengers: Endgame

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Damn you! I was going to watch the whole series. I only had 22 movies left to go. 🙂

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You can now watch the X-Men series 🙂

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Not GOT?

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with so many spoilers even on mainstream media, don’t you know already how it ends?

🙂

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No idea beyond the coffee cup and water bottles. They’re a thirsty crew apparently.

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so you just need to watch 73 episodes, some with more than 1 hour

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Those who haven’t been watching have no idea. I think I could come up with one name of a character from the show at most.

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Cleveland to host the 2021 draft- KC to host the 2023 draft.

dp73
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Boston 2035?

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2036 will be outside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, 🙂

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the quip!

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That’s what it’s all about!!

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I can quip but often chose not to. lol

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dp doesn’t always quip, but when he does, it’s quiptastic.

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Maybe 2022- that’s being left open for a larger city.

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Roma fans aren’t happy with one of their owners and Celtics owners, James Pallotta. They’ve been bombarding Boston facebook pages, including the Celtics page, with comments. Even his sister’s north end restaurant’s page. You know what they say: When in Rome…

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… be Juventus fan 🙂

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Hell, no to Christiano! I like Roma’s uniforms plus they gave us Salah. Let’s go Roma!

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Really hoping Brady is a banner captain for one of the Stanley Cup games. Crowd would go crazy.
I think they’ll have Bobby Orr do it again even though they used him already. Would like to see Tim Thomas too.

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Tom’s still on vacation.

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Has Tim Thomas had any public appearances since announcing he was a survivalist?

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Get Gronk to do it. He’ll stir the crowd up!

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Come on Bill, stop dithering around and get Gerald McCoy under contract.

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I doubt it happens.

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You always say that.

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At least I’m not a jinx.

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You keep clinging to that falsehood.

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I’m sure Andy Isabella is enjoying Arizona.

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You jinxed it.

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Hey, Stokes…
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You pretty much doubt that anything will ever happen.

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There’s not enough money and TB still needs to be extended- pure logic.

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Brady extension would free up cap room.

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Also, Pats could sign him to a 2 year deal. 1st year would be mostly signing bonus and the hit spread out over 2 years. They did that with Revis. Or they could tack on a 3rd year if they wanted.

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McCoy will be signed by the Browns when that happens.

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The Browns can always offer more. Just saying that if the Pats really want him, they can afford him.

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Pam was one of the worst characters on that show!

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You take that back or I will kill you!

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One less topic of discussion now.

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Kyle Rudolph said the Vikings have offered him a contract extension, and sounded optimistic something would get done. He was on a 6 am flight from New York yesterday to get here for the start of OTAs.

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I read an article yesterday about what a total mess the Vikings’ cap was. I’m really surprised they were able to do anything with him other than release him.

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I guess it isn’t as bad a mess as originally thought.

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I think I read something along the lines of the Vikings already being $70 million over the 2020 cap.

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overthecap.com has them at being about $3MM over for 2020. Any projection is just that as the 2020 cap number hasn’t been set yet.

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Well I’d certainly believe overthe cap over what I read, which I think was a Bleacher Report article.

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It’s bad new for us but I didn’t think the Vikings were going to give him away.

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Good news is being reported currently on the state of negotiations for a new CBA. This is great news, a lockout would be so irritating.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001031531/article/cba-talks-are-described-as-positive-and-optimistic

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Feels like just yesterday…

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Will be watching christain Sam progression, Stephen Anderson if he can benefit from sitting his first season, actually think he could be our number one CATCHING TE, Maurice Harris at the WR position will be my guy just because of my familiarity and thinks his style could make him a steal for us.

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Anderson will soon be reporting to TJ Moe at Home Depot.

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Along with Boyce?

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Dammit, Cali!

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Ok

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I imagine Boyce is up to manager at this point. Maybe even regional!

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Et tu, Sami?

And Josh is a kept man. He doesn’t need to work.

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With those stone hands? Impossible.

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put Harris in the hall

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If you want to

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Anderson does have 36 career catches for 435 yards. But he’ll have to make his way as a receiver as he’s not an in line TE.