I feel great, I’m ready to get this thing going and ready to play on Sunday,” Siliga said. Siliga said he needs to shake off some rust after missing significant time. “It’s been about a month since I have taken my last snap, so that’s what today is for and the next few days — to get back out there running around with the fellas and see what I can pick up. — New England Patriots’ Sealver Siliga ‘ready to get this thing going’ - ESPN
Gronk ready to go for Week 1.
Great news and it seems like this was the plan all along. I expect him to be eased in, especially in the red zone while Hooman and Wright do the heavy lifting early on.
Once Gronk is back up to speed it will be exciting to see how the offense gets back to unstoppable mode. Just stay healthy!
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Bruce Gaston did a heck of a job on our defensive line — really showed up, blowing up some blockers and made a little name for himself in that scrimmage (Saturday)," said head coach Bruce Arians, who later told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that Gaston "is a big, powerful guy. I mean when I saw a couple of offensive lineman come backwards, it’s just like, ‘Whoa, who’s over there?’ I thought it was (Darnell Dockett) or Calais (Campbell) or somebody, and it was (No.) 75. I said, ‘Hmm, I like that.’ — Arizona Cardinals rookie Bruce Gaston wants to be a ‘nasty defensive lineman’ ArizonaSports.com
Quick, strong and tenacious, Quarles projects equally well inside as a 4-3 defensive tackle or outside as a five-technique defensive end. —
Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
More tackle depth, the long snapper will have to wait.
After years of doing so, the Patriots altered course and scrapped the idea of giving members of the rookie class creative haircuts. — New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
Can’t say I’m surprised and really, just happy we got anything for him as I was ready to release him. And it’s only a 6th-rounder if he plays 40 percent of the snaps. Otherwise it’s a 7th-rounder.
That shows you where Mallett’s value was around the league, with Dallas also interested in him.
Garoppolo would have some ups and downs but is a far better fit for the Patriots offense.
Mallett overcame any concerns of “character issues” and was a solid back-up for three seasons. Luckily he was never needed. I wish him the best.
There’s some speed at wide receiver that could accommodate Mallett’s game in Houston. We’ll see if he can develop more touch.
Now we can sign some long snapper and we’re on to Miami!