Patriots cut Tyler Gaffney

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Tyler Gaffney, a running back who showed promise in the preseason but couldn’t get on the field for the regular season for the Patriots last year, has been cut loose.

The Patriots announced that they cut Gaffney today.

A 2014 sixth-round pick of the Panthers, Gaffney never got on the field for them in the regular season, either. He opened some eyes in the Patriots’ first preseason game last year when he carried nine times for 64 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown, and he ended up spending most of the season on the Patriots’ practice squad.

With the arrival of running back Rex Burkhead, the Patriots decided they have enough players at the position, and Gaffney was expendable.

12 responses to “Patriots cut Tyler Gaffney

  1. I would love for the Cardinals to swoop up the Pat’s Free Agent back L. Blount , giving AZ another hammer to wear down defenses with as the back-up #2RB behind the best RB in the NFL Elite All-Pro David Johnson!!! That would be one hell of a 1-2 punch !!! I wouldn’t want to pay him more than 3m-3.5M per season though.

  2. 6ball says:
    Mar 20, 2017 6:55 PM
    Both Blount and Bolden remain unsigned. Whether they’re returning is unknown.

    Considering his ST experience the Burkhead signing may be the kiss of death for any thought of bringing Bolden back. His limited offensive appearances disappeared last year even when Lewis was out.

  3. piratefreedom says:
    Mar 20, 2017 6:40 PM
    ouch, don’t even want to give him a shot on the 90 man preseason roster.


    They could have and then let him go at cut down time. But if they already know thats how its going to play out then they are doing a service by setting him free now while other teams are still shopping.

    Regarding the comments on Boldin. He has just journeyman skills but has held on because hes a solid team guy and puts his whole heart into his work. But each year its been closer to when it was going to run out on him and it could well be this year. If he gets into camp he needs to keep pushing the special teams work because thats his lifeline.

  4. Jamal Charles on the cheap for 1-2 years??
    I’d love for him to get on the roster & see if he’s healthy enough to be a limited role piece in the backfield rotation….
    Doubt it happens but I’ve always been a fan of his…. Wish him luck no matter where he ends up!!!

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