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Despite playing arguably their most complete game
Posted by: liny195
Date: February 10, 2019 08:07PM
of the year on Sunday night John Hannah Jersey , the New England Patriots decided to make some changes to their roster. After reportedly (but not yet officially) signing former second-round pick Obi Melifonwu yesterday, the team will apparently add another free agent defender to its 53-man squad today: according to The Atheltic’s Jeff Zrebiec, New England is expected to sign linebacker Albert McClellan.McClellan originally entered the NFL in 2010 as an undrafted rookie signing by the Baltimore Ravens. After a de-facto redshirt season, the Marshall product established himself as a core special teamer and valuable backup at linebacker. In this role, he appeared in a combined 98 games for the team before missing all of 2017 due to a torn ACL. McClellan returned this offseason but was unable to make an impact.The 32-year old was released by the Ravens during early September’s roster cuts but brought back two weeks later. He appeared in six games after re-joining the team: McClellan played 6.2% of Baltimore’s defensive snaps (registering one tackle), an a whooping 84.2% in the kicking game (two tackles). However, when the team acquired Ty Montgomery via trade last week, it decided to cut McClellan once more.With McClellan and the aforementioned Melifonwu being brought, the Patriots will have to make two corresponding roster moves. Who will fall victim to the acquisitions? The most likely candidates appear to be linebacker Nicholas Grigsby Authentic Tedy Bruschi Jersey , tight end Jacob Hollister, and offensive lineman Brian Schwenke as all three are nursing injuries and might get moved to injured reserve. Furthermore, offensive lineman James Ferentz might get released again.One transaction that has already been made official by the Patriots is the signing of linebacker Ufomba Kamalu to the practice squad. The 26-year old, who started his career as an undrafted free agent signing by the Houston Texans and also spent time during the offseason with the Arizona Cardinals, will fill the vacant spot created when James Ferentz was promoted to the active roster last Saturday.Over the course of his career, Kamalu appeared in 13 NFL games (all for the Texans) as a situational edge rusher and part-time special teamer. In this role, the 6’6, 295 lbs defender registered 3.0 sacks and 4 quarterback hits as well as a combined 11 tackles. The 2018 NFL season is only halfway over, but with half of the teams already out of the playoff picture Limited Rob Gronkowski Jersey , people have turned their sights towards the 2019 season and, more specifically, the 2019 NFL Draft.You can ignore this if you want, but it’s interesting to see what people are thinking about the needs of the New England Patriots. And it appears that Rob Gronkowski is on the mind in Pro Football Focus’ latest mock draft.The 6’4, 250 pound Sternberger transferred to Texas A&M out of Northern Oklahoma A&M and has dominated the competition. He has 31 catches for 509 yards and 6 touchdowns and he’s a willing blocker. He’s a little undersized for what Bill Belichick likes in his tight ends, but he could be a great addition if he adds another 10 pounds of muscle.I’d be more curious to look at the linebackers available in the draft, with PFF having two selected ahead of the Patriots projected pick at 30th overall. Other linebackers like Wisconsin’s T.J. Edwards or Texas Tech’s Dakota Allen would be a nice addition to the Patriots linebacker corps.What positions do you think the Patriots need to address in the 2019 NFL Draft?

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