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Patriots bolster backfield depth

The Patriots don’t like to talk about their injuries.  Occasionally, they speak louder with their actions.

New England signed running back Thomas Clayton off Cleveland’s practice squad on Thursday, bolstering their backfield depth at a time Fred Taylor is battling a toe injury.  The move indicates that Taylor’s status for Monday night against Miami is highly in doubt.  Clayton spent training camp with the Patriots.

To make room, the Patriots dumped offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka, who was acquired from Atlanta in a trade in the preseason.   Compensation was never announced; it’s possible that releasing Ojinnaka will relieve the Patriots of giving up a conditional draft pick for him.

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13 Responses to “Patriots bolster backfield depth”
  1. watters7 says: Sep 30, 2010 1:37 PM

    Does Woodhead have a brothet?

  2. Jack Burton says: Sep 30, 2010 2:00 PM

    Makes my pick up of Benjarvis even sweeter.

  3. patpatriotagain says: Sep 30, 2010 2:26 PM

    quinn ojjinaka, steve maneri. did nothing and cut, and we could have kept ted larsen and thomas welch, two promising rookies.
    -bleep!-

  4. cloudnine says: Sep 30, 2010 2:50 PM

    ……and BB takes a poke at Mangini in the process.

  5. overkil2 says: Sep 30, 2010 2:55 PM

    I wouldn’t worry about their offense. It’s their Defense that has looked a bit suspect.

  6. HomelandDefense says: Sep 30, 2010 3:19 PM

    Awesome this will make the Pats season. (sarcasm)

  7. 8man says: Sep 30, 2010 3:33 PM

    overkil2 says:
    September 30, 2010 2:55 PM
    I wouldn’t worry about their offense. It’s their Defense that has looked a bit suspect.
    ———————————————
    Ya think? Geez. You, me and nine other guys in this forum could drive on them.

  8. mwcarolina says: Sep 30, 2010 3:45 PM

    honestly, i dont care about this signing because i think the Patroits plan is to use the pick they got from Oakland on Mark Ingram.

  9. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Sep 30, 2010 4:43 PM

    mwcarolina says:
    September 30, 2010 3:45 PM
    honestly, i dont care about this signing because i think the Patroits plan is to use the pick they got from Oakland on Mark Ingram.
    sorry but Mark Ingram will be a Redskin :)

  10. PatsFan0615 says: Sep 30, 2010 4:59 PM

    Blah…..who cares…it’s a pass first offense as it is. When are the Pats going to bolster the defense? I could put up 300 yards passing against that defense…..

  11. citizenmatt says: Sep 30, 2010 6:28 PM

    “Blah…..who cares…it’s a pass first offense as it is. When are the Pats going to bolster the defense? I could put up 300 yards passing against that defense…..”
    You ain’t kidding. The BILLS put up 250. And 30 points.

  12. footballnut says: Sep 30, 2010 7:50 PM

    If the pick is that high from the Raiders they better not pick a RB, bad idea picking one that high. D lineman, maybe two in the first round next draft.
    If the Law Firm can get 100 yards on his own, even if was against their own D nevermind the Bills that is still good enough.
    D!!!!!

  13. iampats says: Oct 1, 2010 5:56 PM

    Sorry WarrenMoonGoat BUT the Raiders pick is going to be a top 5 pick in the 2011 draft.
    The savior Jason Campbell has made a repeat performance that as a Redskin fan you know very well.
    With DMcB at QB the Redskins could be a 500 team or better.

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