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Marcus Stroud believes the fountain of youth in Foxborough

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Former Jaguars and Bills defensive lineman Marcus Stroud has seen veterans like Rodney Harrison, Gerard Warren, and Junior Seau experience surprising late career success with the Patriots.

Stroud wants in.

“I’ve seen the trend,” Stroud told Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.  “You have guys who are in the same situation I’m in, who some people may deem washed up or on his last legs. And then they end up going to New England and having a lot of success for another two, three, four years. That’s what I’m looking at.”

Stroud is known as a good locker room guy, but he was overpaid in Buffalo.  He’ll be a defensive end in New England’s scheme, and could basically take the place of Gerard Warren, who is coming off a solid season.

There has been some speculation that Ty Warren could be on the roster bubble as well if he doesn’t have a strong training camp.

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12 Responses to “Marcus Stroud believes the fountain of youth in Foxborough”
  1. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Mar 31, 2011 11:00 AM

    Ty Warren? Really? I don’t see thatr unless his performance is off due to the seriousness of his recent injuries.

  2. patriotsdefense says: Mar 31, 2011 11:10 AM

    And by fountain of youth does he mean Rodney Harrison’s HGH shipments or Nick Kazur’s pharmacy out the back of this trunk?

  3. bobwsc says: Mar 31, 2011 11:11 AM

    why not just re-sign Gerard Warren? unless he’s still in their plans and Ty Warren is really really on the bubble (and why not, he wasn’t playing up to his salary and reputation even before taking last year off).

  4. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Mar 31, 2011 11:19 AM

    This used to be the Raiders specialty: Take the old player that everyone thinks is washed up and get something out of him eg: LT last year.

    The Pats have really done a great job with this lately starting with Moss when everyone thought he was done.

  5. 6ball says: Mar 31, 2011 11:21 AM

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    The Patriots are woefully thin at D-line. They were signing guys off of high school JV squads at the end of last year .

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  6. mrizzo44 says: Mar 31, 2011 11:21 AM

    I was sorry to see the Bills cut Stroud, but he didn’t fit the new 3-4 defense, and he was making a lot of money (side note…..why did we switch to the 3-4 again?)

    I hope he tears it up 14 games a year in New England.

  7. munchkin420 says: Mar 31, 2011 12:01 PM

    Fountain of Youth; Fred Taylor bought into it so much that he thinks he can play another two years. Problem is, he couldn’t get on the field for the Pats. We’ll see with this one. It didn’t cost them too much and he could be inspired by playing on a winning team.
    And to the moron(s) who wants to point out Rodney’s use of HGH and Kazur’s addiction to pain killers; look around the League Big Guy. There’s a reason the NFL tests around the League and not just players on the Pat’s roster; drug use is seemingly endemic (which of course doesn’t make it right).

  8. tdk24 says: Mar 31, 2011 1:44 PM

    “Stupid Raiders Fan says:
    Mar 31, 2011 11:19 AM
    This used to be the Raiders specialty: Take the old player that everyone thinks is washed up and get something out of him eg: LT last year.

    The Pats have really done a great job with this lately starting with Moss when everyone thought he was done.”

    I really don’t think that “everyone” thought LT was washed up. SD probably didn’t really think that, they just wanted to move on and pay less at that position. LT will be like Favre and play just shy of forever.

    And for Moss, nobody thought he was washed up when he went to the pats. Kiffin is the reason he was traded. Moss is probably washed up now though after doing nothing for the 3 teams last season, and can’t even crack the starting lineup.

  9. mcdeezznuts says: Mar 31, 2011 2:35 PM

    Robert Kraft loves Ty Warren. No way he is on the roster bubble.

  10. thefiesty1 says: Mar 31, 2011 3:13 PM

    Anyone is overpaid playing in Buffalo. They are beating the trend of only lasting 3 1/2 to four years in the league.
    Maybe there is something wrong with the players claim that they Have to have all their contract money in the first few years.

  11. patriotsdefense says: Mar 31, 2011 3:27 PM

    It’s not moronic to point out past abuses by players and yes it is wide spread. Also the use of marijuana is a lot more wide spread in the NFL culture that what people think. I still think Rodney Harrison makes it to the hall of fame. 30 ints/30 sack club: Rodney Harrison and no one else. Played in 4 Super Bowls, twice a world champion. Twice helped the Patriots win 21 straight games (once regular season and playoffs games, once regular season games only). Last of a kind of the Ronnie Lott type of “going to hit you in the mouth” players.

  12. cliverush says: Mar 31, 2011 4:30 PM

    Ty Warren was greatly missed last year. His absence and that of Mike Wright put too much responsibility on Vince Wilfork. The Pats need both of these former #1 picks and solid performers on the D line.

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