Patriots cut Trevor Reilly to make room for James Harrison

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The Patriots cut linebacker Trevor Reilly to make room for veteran linebacker James Harrison.

Reilly, 29, joined the New England practice squad on October 12, and the Patriots promoted him to the active roster October 25. He played in six games, with one start, and made six tackles on defense and four on special teams.

Reilly spent time on the Patriots’ practice squad in 2016 before signing with the Dolphins last December. He played in two regular-season games and one postseason game with Miami last year.

He began this season on the Dolphins’ practice squad before they cut him October 9.

Reilly originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the Jets in 2014.

26 responses to “Patriots cut Trevor Reilly to make room for James Harrison

  1. Cute the Hatriots out there who will insist that Belichick has broken NFL rules by using his Jedi mind tricks on Tomlin to get him to release Harrison.

    Sadly, given that he doesn’t understand that PSI drops in the cold, Roger Goodell might just believe them and take away the next decade of #1 draft picks in an effort to restore “parity” to a league of jealous NFL owners

  2. Somehow I think this is Belichick looking ahead to playing the Steelers again and ain’t nothing wrong with having Deebo in a revenge game.

  3. Not worried, Deebo has clear instructions from Joey Porter
    to drill Brady during practice this week.

    Trojan Horse bait has been taken.

  4. Classic Belichick. Grabbing someone else’s castoffs and making them into his treasure. Belichick will squeeze out whatever amount of football Harrison has left in him. Harrison won’t be playing every down, but he’ll be a driver of the defense. And I think Pittsburgh will regret it. — And for the record, I’m not a Pats fan.

  5. I love seeing everyone talk about how this so called “quintessential” Steelers player has no integrity.

    Sounds about right.

  6. I could see Harrison playing a ton this week vs the Jets. Sort of a test to see what he can do.

  7. I can’t stand the Patriots because they’re always in the postseason and AFCCG and simply tired of it, also dislike how Goodell covered up spygate (sorry but its true and been proven, he did it to save the league from embarrassment) BUT I do like how he basically has a Madden approach to acquiring players where as other teams are incredibly conservative to a fault. He’ll take risks without a problem and will cut bait even quicker.

    Gotta like that. Tired of the other teams that don’t make moves like this because either age excuse OR think they can win with “their guys”

  8. Unleash James Harrison on Big Ben during the playoffs. Harrison will send Big Ben to his retirement.

  9. An unhappy Harrison is most likely to drill Big Ben into the ground and out of the game in the first quarter, energized by a huge burst of revenge adrenaline.

    Where will the Steelers faithful find their lost minds if Harrison manages to get his revenge on the team that kicked him to the curb?

    Remember, the Bengals had no clue on how to best use Harrison, while the Patriots have demonstrated many times that they know how to get those few drops of greatness out of a former formidable player fading from his prime? Can’t wait to see what will happen. This is going to be MUST SEE TV!!!

  10. I love seeing everyone talk about how this so called “quintessential” Steelers player has no integrity.

    Sounds about right.

    Funny how a “non Pats fan” has so much to say on every Patriot thread. It must be all that fortitude and integrity you display for your real team that pushes you so hard. Your strong push at the end of the year has you in the running for hypocrite of the year….you got my vote Skippy.

  11. melikefootball says:
    December 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Yet no one cares about Reilly who has given his all to Billy Boy. Cast off at a whim.
    ___________________________________

    6 games = giving his all?
    Alrighty then…
    What would you say Harrison gave Pittsburgh then?

  12. melikefootball says:
    December 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    Yet no one cares about Reilly who has given his all to Billy Boy. Cast off at a whim.
    ______________________________________________________

    Yes, terrible news about your boy, Mrs. Reilly.

  13. Ralphie says:
    December 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm
    melikefootball says:
    December 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    Yet no one cares about Reilly who has given his all to Billy Boy. Cast off at a whim.
    ______________________________________________________

    Yes, terrible news about your boy, Mrs. Reilly.

    You sensitive types get that you can emote about this type of thing about a thousand times as season, right? Wait, you thought only NE does this? Muggles, smh.

  14. biggs13 says:
    December 26, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Both teams won’t make the Super Bowl.
    )))))))))))))
    You are right Einstein, just one of those teams.

  15. bettis3636 says:
    December 26, 2017 at 5:57 pm
    Calm down people… this has happened before when he ran to the Bungals… he was a non factor .. nothing to see here..

    17 41 Rate This

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    Yes, it’s always wise to compare a Marvin Lewis-led Bungles team to BB and the Pats.

  16. absolutevisuals says:
    December 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm
    I can’t stand the Patriots because they’re always in the postseason and AFCCG and simply tired of it, also dislike how Goodell covered up spygate (sorry but its true and been proven, he did it to save the league from embarrassment) BUT I do like how he basically has a Madden approach to acquiring players where as other teams are incredibly conservative to a fault. He’ll take risks without a problem and will cut bait even quicker.

    Gotta like that. Tired of the other teams that don’t make moves like this because either age excuse OR think they can win with “their guys”

    12 27 Rate This

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    2010″

    Bill Cowher: “You know, let me just say this: To answer your question, no, I don’t think so (it’s not an advantage for one team over another).
    I just know as a head coach, you are always looking for a competitive edge. We had people out there trying to look at signals. We had guys go to games. They would tape the signal caller and also write it down. They would take it back and match up the signals with the game film and certain defenses with certain plays that were being called, particularly the defenses being called, to see if we could come up with some kind of an alert for a signal. So, what they did with videotaping the signal caller, people do it with the people in the stands!!
    These people sitting there in the stands, looking at the signal, writing it down and matching up the 1st and 10 signal. Ok? Then you go back again and the 2nd and 10 and here’s the signal. You do that for a whole game.
    You then go back and match up the defenses with the signal. And you can come up with what the signal was.
    So, you don;’t need a video tape with what they were talking about doing. And people were doing it. WE were doing that. Everybody does that. You’re TRYING to gain a competitive edge. There is nothing wrong with that.
    That’s why baseball players go through the mirage of signals. They’ve got all these different codes. That’s part of the competitive spirit of the game. I think it’s totally overblown. I think if you get caught (signals compromised), then do what we did and go to wristbands, you are worried about it. We started putting defenses on wristbands. Then you find a way to not get caught (signals compromised). When your good at something and people try steal from ya, I think it’s flattering.”

  17. if bill thinks he might still have something in the tank, there’s a good chance he still has a few plays in him. won’t cost anything to find out.

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