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Old 06-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #121
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Red cheeks up in New Jersey expressed disappointment and frustration about losing tight end Jake Ballard to the New England Patriots.

Tom Coughlin of New York Giants frustrated Jake Ballard claimed by New England Patriots - ESPN New York
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a player has to clear waivers before being placed on the pup/reserve list?
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Red cheeks up in New Jersey expressed disappointment and frustration about losing tight end Jake Ballard to the New England Patriots.

Tom Coughlin of New York Giants frustrated Jake Ballard claimed by New England Patriots - ESPN New York
Patriots better be careful, Mara might push a sanction for uncompetitive practices (accumulating to many TE's, thus diminishing the pool)

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #125
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Gary Kubiak received a contract extension today
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Red cheeks up in New Jersey expressed disappointment and frustration about losing tight end Jake Ballard to the New England Patriots.

Tom Coughlin of New York Giants frustrated Jake Ballard claimed by New England Patriots - ESPN New York
Didn't Darthy Hoody b*tch about something like this a season or two ago?
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Why would the Pats need yet another TE? What am I missing here...
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Why would the Pats need yet another TE? What am I missing here...
For the price of only 540K on the salary, Ballard is a good investment for depth at that position. Surprised he fell that far on the waiver wire actually.
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Why would the Pats need yet another TE? What am I missing here...
This is the new NFL.
You need guys that can catch and run.
The can have big thick necks and weight 265.
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Why would the Pats need yet another TE? What am I missing here...
Why not? Pick him up for dirt cheap, turn around and flip him (or another TE on your roster) for draft picks from some other team. Smart move.
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Why not? Pick him up for dirt cheap, turn around and flip him (or another TE on your roster) for draft picks from some other team. Smart move.
And in the process be a dick and F up the Giants plan. The Pats were just utilizing a rule that helps with "competitive balance".

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Old 06-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #133
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What if the NFC East ends up becoming the division that one one wants in 2012? In 2011 the division winner was 9-7 but lost twice to the team in last place twice. While the Giants got hot at the right time and won the Super Bowl, they truly were not a good team heading into the playoffs. Don't be surprised if 8-8 is the record of the NFC East winner in 2012.
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Why not? Pick him up for dirt cheap, turn around and flip him (or another TE on your roster) for draft picks from some other team. Smart move.
Spot on, they can bring him to camp and if somebody loses a TE to an injury they could get a 5th-6th rounder in return. A late round draft pick for putting in a waiver claim, I am surprised we didn't claim him to tell you the truth. He is not a great player by any means but a team with an often injured first guy and a drug problem with the 2nd guy, why not for a 3rd option at the league minimum?
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I wouldn't be surprised if Rocky has a good season in 2012 as a starter or backup, but ultimately he's too inconsistent to hold on as a starter IMO. And he didn't seem to fit our defense well after the 3-4 transition.

I'm psyched about our developing ILB corp of Riley, Robinson and Zoe. All three have more upside than Rocky. Good moves by the FO.
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