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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells Getting Cut = Good News About Rob Gronkowski

Tomorrow is the official deadline (4 p.m.) for all NFL teams to whittle their rosters down to 53 guys for the start of the 2013 regular season which is tricky business when they had 75 for the last preseason game on Thursday. The Patriots got a head start (of course) by dumping 10 players this afternoon, the most notable being tight ends Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard. Everyone else were no-names that had not a shot to make it, sorry.

Most bozo fans and newscasters are focused on Tim Tebow (spoiler alert: I don't think he'll be cut) but today's moves tell me that New England believes Rob Gronkowski will be back sooner than Pats beat writers have led us to believe (PUP list or bust!). I still don't think he'll be out there for the season opener a week from Sunday in his hometown-Buffalo-but that's ok. What's more important is making sure that he'll be healthy at the end of the season, something which hasn't happened the last two years.

It also indicates that rookie Zach Sudfeld could be the starter in Week 1 (fantasy alert!) while Michael Hoomanawanui will still hang around even though nobody has ever really elaborated on what he does well other than fill a jersey with his absurd name. Stay tuned tomorrow for when things really start to get interesting, you can always expect a big name or unexpected cut or two. Adrian Wilson?

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