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Patriots cut James Sanders

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James Sanders is out in New England.

The Patriots informed Sanders today that he’s being cut, his agent Gary Uberstine told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Sanders started at safety for last week’s preseason loss to the Lions, when the Patriots’ secondary was picked apart by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Sanders played in 15 games for the Patriots last season, starting nine and intercepting three passes.

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34 Responses to “Patriots cut James Sanders”
  1. jpb12 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:41 PM

    This guy is better than Sensabaugh

  2. americankris says: Aug 29, 2011 1:42 PM

    I thought Merriweather was the odd man out

  3. ossipeepats says: Aug 29, 2011 1:45 PM

    Surprising… He’s made some big plays for them in the past.

  4. robmix8 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:46 PM

    wonder if the boys can get him………..

  5. iflounder says: Aug 29, 2011 1:47 PM

    tom probably threw a hisssy fit he wouldn’t swallow. call me tom.

  6. bradybbgoat says: Aug 29, 2011 1:48 PM

    Mind=Blown

  7. mwcarolina says: Aug 29, 2011 1:48 PM

    i could see him in Dallas or Jacksonville if those two teams want him.

  8. solidmarine says: Aug 29, 2011 1:51 PM

    Somewhere in Foxboro, Andy Hart’s head just exploded.

  9. duncanthecat says: Aug 29, 2011 1:53 PM

    Haynesworth should also be cut. What a fat slob.
    Does he even have a tackle this preseason?

  10. rc33 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:55 PM

    The Patriots will be shopping for Safeties now and looking closely at cut downs. Time to see what Ras-I Dowling can do at that position, IMO.

  11. lockoftheweak says: Aug 29, 2011 1:55 PM

    Wow.
    Sanders in lieu of Merriweather?

    Never saw that coming.

  12. CKL says: Aug 29, 2011 1:57 PM

    That sucks. I like him. Nice solid player, hard worker, good citizen and always a good teammate. Not a playmaker @ safety, but usually doesn’t make the glaring errors either (cough…Meriwether…cough).
    I wish him nothing but the best wherever he ends up…even if it’s somewhere I hate.

  13. ace613 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:02 PM

    solidmarine says:
    Aug 29, 2011 1:51 PM
    Somewhere in Foxboro, Andy Hart’s head just exploded.

    ————————————————-

    Funny!!! Thats the same exact thing I thought when I finished reading the story

  14. jrfrom508 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:04 PM

    Best of luck to you sir. Good man, good player.

  15. tomservo24 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:06 PM

    Wow, Sanders had the biggest play of the year for the Pats when he picked off Manning on that final drive last year. I guess like Lawyer Milloy its ‘what have you done for me lately’ with Bill Belichick.

  16. catdelmonte says: Aug 29, 2011 2:18 PM

    iflounder says:Aug 29, 2011 1:47 PM

    tom probably threw a hisssy fit he wouldn’t swallow. call me tom.

    Whatever that means and i do enjoy when andy hart looks like the retard he really is

  17. tedmurph says: Aug 29, 2011 2:20 PM

    duncanthecat says:Aug 29, 2011 1:53 PM

    Haynesworth should also be cut. What a fat slob.
    Does he even have a tackle this preseason?

    First of all, he’s in shape. I know it’s fun for you cartoon fans to say ‘Fat Albert’ but there are 4 DL men on the Pats heavier than him.

    RMoss didn’t have a catch in 2007 preseason. Not saying AH is a good guy, but on the field, watch what happens.

  18. racerx1225 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:27 PM

    They let Seymour go too. Stupid is as stupid does.

  19. dealer009 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:32 PM

    Who’s Andy Hart?

  20. rushmatic says: Aug 29, 2011 2:40 PM

    Sanders’ role as of late was the “veteran, calming presence who knew the system well”.

    Sounds like Belichick sees a roster spot he can fill up somewhere else. Sanders was reportedly a great guy, but I’m fine with it. GL Sanders.

  21. ace613 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:45 PM

    Who’s Andy Hart????

    Just the biggest hom….homer for James Sanders. He’s one of the writers for Patriots Football Weekly and also a commentator for the Patriots web radio. He’s really talentless and Erik Scalavino is so much better and more insightful….just sayin’

  22. pigskinswag says: Aug 29, 2011 2:48 PM

    Even though they still have”Pro Bowl” safety Brandon Merriweather, this still seems like a bad move right now. I say right now because other moves that the Patriots have made in the past seemed bad at the time, but worked out just fine for them. They always seem to know when to let guys go (Richard Seymour, Lawyer Milloy, Ty Law, etc.)

  23. ampats says: Aug 29, 2011 2:54 PM

    racerx1225 says,

    they let Seymour go too. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Well said, since you know better than anyone else being an expert at “stupid”.

    Love the know nothings who post messages displaying their lack of knowledge.

    FYI , Seymour was traded for the 1st round pick this year the Pats used on Solder.

  24. benh999 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:58 PM

    Probably bringing back Lawyer Milloy (a la Randy Moss/Deion Branch).

  25. jags2daship says: Aug 29, 2011 3:07 PM

    Hope to see you here in Jacksonville. We need all the safety help we can get.

  26. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 29, 2011 3:12 PM

    The blame game is beginning in New England. This season might turn into an epic disaster quickly.

  27. madamschefter says: Aug 29, 2011 3:30 PM

    It’s cool… he’ll be in Philly this time tomorrow eating Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers with Andy Reid.

  28. santaxico says: Aug 29, 2011 3:34 PM

    The Jets NEED to bring him in! Knows the Pats defense WELL and would be great to pick his brain and give depth at Safety!!

    Also, @flagstaffphotos :

    “The blame game is beginning in New England. This season might turn into an epic disaster quickly.”

    Are you serious? Pats disaster this season? I’m a Jets fan and I’m fairly convinced the Pats will win MINIMUM 10 games- Worst Case Scenario (unless Brady goes down)- and will likely win 12-14 games.

  29. Soulman45 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:34 PM

    They did something about the S spot.

    The New England Patriots signed safety James Ihedigbo today.
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed safety James Ihedigbo today. Terms of the contract were not announced.

    Ihedigbo, 6-1, 214, is a veteran of three NFL seasons with the New York Jets. He originally joined the Jets as a rookie free agent from Massachusetts on May 15, 2007. After beginning his rookie season on the practice squad, the 27-year old from Northampton, Massachusetts was signed to the 53-man roster and played in eight games, mainly on special teams.

    Ihedigbo has played in 37 career games and has accumulated 11 total tackles and 25 special teams tackles. In addition, he has played in four postseason games and has six total tackles and eight special teams tackles.

    16 comments

  30. gimmeabruschi says: Aug 29, 2011 3:54 PM

    He sucks. About time BB sent him packing. But then, we don’t have much going on at S anyway.

  31. homelanddefense says: Aug 29, 2011 4:15 PM

    I am a bit shocked by this. We is a very steady player, and is by far the most consistent safety they had. I cant believe this guy got cut before that genius Merriweather did. They already lacked depth at safety

  32. jjmurphy1127d says: Aug 29, 2011 6:01 PM

    Darren Sharper to NE?

  33. wiscnsnpatfan says: Aug 29, 2011 7:36 PM

    @flagstaffphotos–what are you talking about? What “blame game “? It’s a carefully calculated decision by BB…nobody’s blaming anybody for anything.

  34. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 29, 2011 8:42 PM

    Sanders did everything asked of him in New England. He was a veteran who came up with big plays when needed, and was relatively inexpensive. James Ihedigbo is really going to make this roster and Sanders isn’t? James Ihedigbo the guy Rex Ryan wanted to cut on the spot for blowing special teams assignments and letting Ted Ginn run amuck on the Jets? I can’t wrap my brain around this.

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