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Bo Scaife lasts 11 days in New England

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Bo Scaife’s stay in New England was a short one.

The Patriots released Scaife today, just 11 days after they signed the veteran tight end.

That move hardly comes as a surprise, as the Patriots already had two very talented tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, signed another tight end previously in Daniel Fells, and claimed tight end Jake Ballard off waivers from the Giants. Scaife wasn’t going to make the 53-man roster, and he’s probably better off getting cut now than getting cut later.

Scaife spent all of last season on injured reserve with the Bengals after playing from 2005 to 2010 with the Titans. In Scaife’s best season, 2008, he caught 58 passes for 561 yards in Tennessee. But his numbers declined for two straight seasons after that, and he’s now going to have to start looking for work.

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26 Responses to “Bo Scaife lasts 11 days in New England”
  1. fitzmagic1212 says: Jun 18, 2012 7:18 PM

    pretty dumb guy for signing there he clearly wasn’t going to make the team..must not have had interest from any other teams

  2. mwindle1973 says: Jun 18, 2012 7:20 PM

    He’s still good enough to land as a 2nd TE for a team that still needs a good one. He’s not going to light it up. But he is a good all around TE, who can block in-line, and catch balls too. He’ll catch on somewhere.

  3. patsfiend says: Jun 18, 2012 7:37 PM

    I heard the Giants are looking for a backup TE.

  4. dynastydriven says: Jun 18, 2012 7:43 PM

    It’s been awhile since the Patriots have been stacked 1-80 like this, this team is beginning to remind me of the 2004 squad. Scary to see what the final 53 will be. The whole league will be waiting to pounce on New England’s training camp cuts.

  5. pesh00 says: Jun 18, 2012 7:44 PM

    Could use him in Dallas as a 3rd TE who is more of a blocker.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 18, 2012 7:45 PM

    Bo Goes.

  7. rc33 says: Jun 18, 2012 8:01 PM

    I read that he couldn’t make it thru his first day of OTA’s w/ N.E.
    Buyer beware, methinks this tank may be empty.

  8. mullman7675 says: Jun 18, 2012 8:05 PM

    @FALSEdynastydriven- The patriots are a false dynasty, seeded on a BS call (tuck rule) and rooted in cheating (spygate).

    Also, william is a petty, small man.

    Good luck in 2012 chowds.

  9. valcomm5 says: Jun 18, 2012 8:06 PM

    it’s over Bo. Let it go buddy.

  10. tedmurph says: Jun 18, 2012 8:09 PM

    Just a minicamp body, he knew it too. Prob just wanted to make sure his name was on team’s emergency lists.

  11. doe22us says: Jun 18, 2012 8:12 PM

    Didnt this guy get the franchise tender sometime back? How the mighty have fallen.

  12. ripster65 says: Jun 18, 2012 8:27 PM

    “pretty dumb guy for signing there he clearly wasn’t going to make the team..must not have had interest from any other teams”

    ——

    then where else Would he sign?

  13. bluefan204 says: Jun 18, 2012 8:27 PM

    He didn’t have any inside information on how to beat the Giants, so he was of little use to them.

  14. ripster65 says: Jun 18, 2012 8:29 PM

    just saying, if it took 32 applications to get a job, I’d probably jump on that one too

  15. east96st says: Jun 18, 2012 8:57 PM

    patsfiend says: “I heard the Giants are looking for a backup TE.”

    18-1. What do you think hurts more? Losing a TE that won’t take snap this year and may never fully recover or losing a once in a lifetime opportunity to go down as the greatest NFL team ever?

  16. kelvinmchale says: Jun 18, 2012 9:18 PM

    Ballard is a Patriot because the Giants got greedy with roster spots. What a mistake. Ballard will be a productive Patriot for the next decade. He’s a big dude with great hands and can block. Thanks G-Boys!

  17. profootballwalk says: Jun 18, 2012 9:40 PM

    east96st says: Jun 18, 2012 8:57 PM

    patsfiend says: “I heard the Giants are looking for a backup TE.”

    18-1. What do you think hurts more? Losing a TE that won’t take snap this year and may never fully recover or losing a once in a lifetime opportunity to go down as the greatest NFL team ever?
    ————————————————–

    When my team goes 18-1, that’s not a crisis in my life. How about you? Oh, sorry, your team never went 18-1.

  18. j0esixpack says: Jun 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    I’m sure other teams will respect the “unwritten rule” that waived players cant be signed by other organizations

  19. cpo187 says: Jun 18, 2012 11:00 PM

    Hopefully that was enough to rub some “winning” off on him.

  20. grogansneck says: Jun 18, 2012 11:17 PM

    Bo knows…the waiver wire

  21. commitment2excrement says: Jun 18, 2012 11:26 PM

    A player of this “caliber” would be an upgrade in Oakland.

  22. kmiller9959 says: Jun 19, 2012 12:51 AM

    patsfiend says:Jun 18, 2012 7:37 PM

    I heard the Giants are looking for a backup TE.
    ——————————————————

    I heard the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl 42 and Super Bowl 46.

  23. descendency says: Jun 19, 2012 6:58 AM

    Most Patriots writers said he was out of shape.

    NE most definitely wants a 3rd TE if you are worth keeping, but Bo Scaife is not worth keeping at this time. He just looked bad all around in his 11 days in NE.

  24. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 19, 2012 7:09 AM

    Time to go find a job, I guess……

  25. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 19, 2012 7:10 AM

    Hopefully McNabb saved him a spot on the other side of the back step of that garbage truck

  26. EJ says: Jun 19, 2012 7:45 AM

    The Patriots probably brought in Scaife to drive down the price of the contract to Rob Gronkowski, to get a better deal. I’m sure initially Gronkowski was asking for more than the Pats gave him, which if it was true and they used Scaife as a pawn it was smart.

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