Patriots cut Ryan Lindley and nine others

AP

It’s not every year that a team cuts a quarterback that started a playoff game the previous year, but, then, it’s not every year that events conspire to allow a quarterback like Ryan Lindley to start a playoff game.

Lindley was forced into action with the Cardinals late last season and led the offense in their playoff loss to the Panthers before hitting the ranks of the unemployed this offseason. The Patriots signed him last month and he started Thursday’s preseason finale, but there wasn’t much need for him on the 53-man roster now that the team is assured of having Tom Brady in the lineup next week.

Lindley will be joined by running back Tony Creecy, wide receiver Zach D’Orazio, wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, guard Ryan Groy, tackle Caylin Hauptmann, tackle Chris Martin, linebacker James Morris, defensive tackle A.J. Pataiali’i and defensive tackle Casey Walker on the list of former Patriots.

The Patriots signed cornerback Justin Coleman, who was dropped by the Vikings last weekend. The moves leave them with 66 players and 13 moves to go before Saturday’s deadline to set a 53-man roster.

32 responses to “Patriots cut Ryan Lindley and nine others

  1. Lindley was only brought in to throw passes to receivers during preseason.

    Anyone who saw Lindley play against Seattle in the Arizona game was shocked NE brought Lindley in in the first place.

  2. Would not be surprised for the Bucs to take interest in Ryan Groy. He’s got some game experience, and the Bucs lost a backup RG last night, and cut another one who started last year.

  3. Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t play last night because they didn’t want to risk him getting hurt. He had a very good preseason. He’s no Tom Brady, but he’s pretty good.

  4. gofor2with3pointlead says:
    Sep 4, 2015 6:45 PM
    Here’s to the Patriots going 2-2 with Brady…. just like they did last year.
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    And Brady was washed up, done for, kaput, etc…yeah I remeber that well…remind me how that worked out for them?!

  5. skawh says:
    Sep 4, 2015 6:19 PM
    Lindley was only brought in to throw passes to receivers during preseason.

    Anyone who saw Lindley play against Seattle in the Arizona game was shocked NE brought Lindley in in the first place.

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    Lol, When Belichick was asked why he signed Lindley, he replied “He was healthy”

  6. Groy was obtained from the Bears in exchange for the LB Wells from the Pats. If Wells sticks on the roster – which is an outside possiblilty – the Bears won that trade. Who woulda thought that could happen?

  7. butwhatabouttheintegrityofthegame says:
    Sep 4, 2015 6:19 PM
    The year of Brady. ALL BRADY ALL THE TIME!

    It has actually been the millennium of Brady.

    And that is not even hyperbole.

  8. pastabelly says:
    Sep 4, 2015 6:30 PM
    Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t play last night because they didn’t want to risk him getting hurt. He had a very good preseason. He’s no Tom Brady, but he’s pretty good.
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    The great thing is, Garappolo is the second best quarterback in the AFC East……

  9. nepatriot1 says:
    Sep 4, 2015 8:28 PM

    pastabelly says:
    Sep 4, 2015 6:30 PM
    Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t play last night because they didn’t want to risk him getting hurt. He had a very good preseason. He’s no Tom Brady, but he’s pretty good.
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    The great thing is, Garappolo is the second best quarterback in the AFC East……

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    as big a Pats fan as I am I still have to admit Tannehil is my second choice behind The Legend, The Greatness, The Magic that is Tom Brady.

  10. Every Pats fan on this thread will hate me for this. Miami is for real. Tannehill and Co. will narrowly win this division. But the two games between the Phins and Pats should be two of the best of the NFL season

  11. It’s all tainted. The mirage of Pats greatness. From the Tuck rule, to sex, lies and videotape, to deflating balls on purpose(In the crapper), the 4 SB’s “Won” by 12 points don’t speak to greatness, but luck. Eli owns you. He is your daddy. Serial killers aside, there is no “greatness”. It’s all drunken bar talk.

  12. Davaris left ND early, so he’s very young, but talented. Perfect definition of a practice squad player. He probably can use that $100, but hold on to that Greyhound ticket for now.
    As for the Groy trade, it was a trade for players where there was a positional need. In the case of the Pats, injuries at that position. Wells would not have made the team, so Groy served his purpose.
    Don’t be surprised if several of their cuts and cuts-to-be in getting down to the 53 man roster will end up on the 10 man practice squad.
    Remember, the Patriots are one of the youngest teams in the league and will probably stay that way because of BB’s roster manipulations as he’s always thinking ahead.

  13. TB12, GOAT and classy ! On side note, I’ already miss the hater trolls, the usual suspects are prominently missing in Pats threads. Too early in the morning I guess

  14. It’s all tainted. The mirage of Pats greatness. From the Tuck rule, to sex, lies and videotape, to deflating balls on purpose(In the crapper), the 4 SB’s “Won” by 12 points don’t speak to greatness, but luck. Eli owns you. He is your daddy. Serial killers aside, there is no “greatness”. It’s all drunken bar talk.


    Tee hee 🙂 It’s so adorable how Patriot Hater’s bunny is a team and QB that hasn’t made the playoffs in 3 loooooong years. 🙂

    The Patriots are the greatest sports team of this generation. We superior fans of this team are enjoying the ride! And it’s not ending anytime soon! 🙂

    #DontCryPatriotHater
    #UTooAreWitnessingGreatness

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