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.

26 responses to “Bo Scaife lasts 11 days in New England

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. @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.

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

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

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    then where else Would he sign?

  7. 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?

  8. 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!

  9. 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?
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    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.

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

    I heard the Giants are looking for a backup TE.
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    I heard the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl 42 and Super Bowl 46.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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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