Rumor Tim Tebow Reportedly NOT Making Patriots Roster

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    Well #s notwithstanding. that's the point. You'd take more over fewer, the insurance.

    Quite a few times. I don't think he's ever done it after the roster's been cut down. By then, the rough is gone.
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    There are other positions to make the same point about, which has been my point. More TEs/fewer WRs, for example.

    Who said anything about after cuts? You wrote "available," as in present tense.
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    I'm not sure I follow.

    The depth at TE was previously acceptable due to having two All Pros leading the bunch. In light of their absence, it could make sense to carry more TEs, which means a cut at another position.

    The Pats historically do not keep 3 QBs on their roster, hence the reporter's thinking.
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    All other things being equal, yes. In fact 5 would be better than 4 and 6 would be better than 5. But all other things aren't equal. Every additional TE added for depth means less depth somewhere else since there are roster limits. It's a question of where you strike the balance between more mediocre depth at TE against less depth at another position.
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    If that were truly the case, then depth at TE may not matter. However, a more detailed review of history says otherwise. In 2009 the Pats had three QBs on the roster.
    They had three in 2008, 2007, and 2006 as well. It would appear the two QB history consists of the past three years only. NFL teams typically keep three.
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    And that's the point. Given the question marks at TE and the Pats' historically 2-deep QB approach, and the logic is there.
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    This. :grin:
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    Guess ESPN was right
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    Glad this is over
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    This will be the 5th year in a row the Pats will enter the season with just two QB's on the roster. So, if #5 played a little better they might have kept him as the #3 QB?? I'm not buying that for a second. Imho they were never going to keep him unless #12 or #15 got hurt, period. Again, TT was on the wrong team.

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