Over the next two weeks, every NFL roster will reduce from 90 to 53 players. This means that (abacus powered up) 37 players per team will be released.
In New England, it means that veteran receiver and former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch could be in danger of not making the cut.
Branch told reporters on Thursday that coach Bill Belichick hasn’t given Branch any clue about his status.
“My job is what I’ve got to do in the meeting room and on the football field, I think your job is just to critique,” Branch said, via the Associated Press. “I respect everybody’s opinion. We all do. But the person making the final decision is Coach Belichick.”
Belichick apparently hasn’t made the decision yet on Branch, given that he has been running with the first team, second team, and third team.
Branch, who was traded to the Seahawks after an ugly contract dispute in 2006 and then returned to the Pats in 2010, acknowledges that his best days are behind him. The real question is whether the Pats decide that whatever he has left is good enough for one more season in New England.