Report: Patriots to release Eddie Pleasant

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The Patriots are releasing veteran safety Eddie Pleasant, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

New England signed him on July 24 after six years with the Texans.

Jordan Richards played 35 snaps in Friday’s preseason game against the Panthers and Pleasant played five. Pleasant also was behind Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon and Nate Ebner on the depth chart.

Pleasant joined the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He made only one start in his 78 appearances for Houston and made three interceptions, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble while also making regular appearances on special teams.

29 responses to “Report: Patriots to release Eddie Pleasant

  1. They’re just throwing darts in the secondary. Can’t blame them after getting carved up by a backup QB who the Browns made look like a rookie CFL QB. Getting rid of Matty P was the first step in rebuilding, but it will be a few years before that defense is relevant.

  2. Sometimes the Patriots release a veteran player early… if they are going to be cut when the rosters have to reduced… that gives the player a slight advantage over the many players that will soon be looking for work to maybe make the roster for another team.

  3. factpurveyor says:
    August 26, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    Sometimes the Patriots release a veteran player early… if they are going to be cut when the rosters have to reduced… that gives the player a slight advantage over the many players that will soon be looking for work to maybe make the roster for another team.
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    They’re just a model franchise of professionalism and integrity 😂 😂 😂

  4. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:

    August 26, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    They’re just a model franchise of professionalism and integrity
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    Correct.
    Which is why many players practically beg to be Patriots
    Which is why all the former Patriots who are now playing on other teams always say good things about the Patriots. Not a single former player ever mentioned anything questioning the professionalism and integrity of this team.
    A few jealous fans of other teams were influenced by confirmation bias and believed lies. Now those dimwits repeat the same tired lies like its their jobs.

  5. .
    @Trump/Russia

    You post on every Patriots thread, yet know absolutely nothing about the team. Why not just stick to commenting your own team? After all, your Cleveland Browns are 1-35 over the past two seasons. There’s plenty to talk about there.
    .

  6. thermanmerman99 says:

    August 26, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    The fake fraud “dynasty” continues to crumble.

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    Correct
    The Dolphins short-lived dynasty from the 1970’s continues to crumble like a sand castle, ever since the intentionally flooded field dried up.

  7. “They’re just throwing darts in the secondary. Can’t blame them after getting carved up by a backup QB who the Browns made look like a rookie CFL QB. Getting rid of Matty P was the first step in rebuilding, but it will be a few years before that defense is relevant”

    technically their defense made that same QB look like a CFL rookie prior to the Browns Defense doing so in the PRESEASON. The thing that has kept that defense protected the WHOLE time Matt P was there was an offense that could put the pressure on, because the defense has lacked the ability to apply the pressure.

  8. thermanmerman99 says:

    August 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Factpurveyor, 18-1 will haunt you to the grave. Hahahahahaha!

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    Nope.
    Pats fans got over that loss with a history making 4th quarter comeback which added another trophy to the case. Brady has haunted you for over 15 years and that haunting will follow you to your grave. Hahahahahaha!

  9. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:

    August 26, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Yeah that 18-1 season was such a joyous ending.
    Thank you Mr David Tyree!

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    One game lost vs the sheer joy of watching the Dolphins stink for 4.5 decades.
    Not to mention having a logo that looks like an advertisement for an aquarium.
    Patriots fans win again!!!

  10. Sorry factpurveyor but I have to correct you. The 2 year Dolphin anomaly from about 45 years ago came to a quick and permanent demise once their coach, who had managed to lose a big game to the JETS about 5 years earlier, was faced with the horror of actually having to compete for the services of his players with a rival league. Nowadays, if a coach/GM is in the least bit competent, he has to deal with free agency on an annual basis, thus making even a cute little 2 year run extremely difficult, let alone the true genius required to oversee an unmatched 18 year run of dominance in a league where parity is all but demanded by the league. But when that old, mediocre coach was faced with having to rebuild a team that lost Csonka, Kiick and Warfield, he was rendered to be the fraud that he was who could only mumble to the true brains behind the organization, “hey Arnsparger, can you and your defense bail me out again?” Needless to say, the defection led to the unprepared and overmatched coach to lead a team that would go the next 8 seasons without winning a single playoff game. I’m sure upon reflection, as he spends his waning days staring into his Jello, he’s left to wonder what could’ve been, but clearly wasn’t.

  11. factpurveyor says:
    August 26, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    thermanmerman99 says:

    August 26, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    The fake fraud “dynasty” continues to crumble.

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    Correct
    The Dolphins short-lived dynasty from the 1970’s continues to crumble like a sand castle, ever since the intentionally flooded field dried up.

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    LOL!!

  12. factpurveyor says:
    August 26, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:

    August 26, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Yeah that 18-1 season was such a joyous ending.
    Thank you Mr David Tyree!

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    One game lost vs the sheer joy of watching the Dolphins stink for 4.5 decades.
    Not to mention having a logo that looks like an advertisement for an aquarium.
    Patriots fans win again!!!

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    Quadruple LOL!

  13. 6ball says:
    August 26, 2018 at 8:34 pm

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    @Trump/Russia

    You post on every Patriots thread, yet know absolutely nothing about the team. Why not just stick to commenting your own team? After all, your Cleveland Browns are 1-35 over the past two seasons. There’s plenty to talk about there.
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    What a second, that little dork is a Browns fan trying to mock what Pats fans have?

    How is that possible?

  14. Not the biggest Shula fan however he did go undefeated with a backup QB whereas Belicheat choked big time in his attempt for a perfect season losing to an average Giants team, he was simply outcoached.
    The 72 Dolphins will NEVER be matched, Pats fans will always be haunted by that Giants debacle, your team tried to he perfect however failed big time!

  15. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm
    Factpurveyor, 18-1 will haunt you to the grave. Hahahahahaha!

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    Rate This
    —–I won’t lie. As a Patriot fan, I would trade 3 SB rings for that 1 perfect season. It still hurts.

  16. u4iadman says:
    August 26, 2018 at 10:33 pm
    Cheating franchise and trump supporters. Can’t imagine any fool supporting this atrocity of a team

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    Best team and best organization in sports. For a long time now too.

    I can only wonder how bad you’ve been abused by them over the years. Probably a lot judging by your agenda and tone. Good luck.

  17. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm
    Factpurveyor, 18-1 will haunt you to the grave. Hahahahahaha!

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    How? It stopped being relevant only a few months later when the next season started. The only reason might still be living off a 10 year old victory is because you have had nothing else to cling to.

  18. Still perplexed by BB going an entire off season (including the draft), and not being able to find a better depth safety than Jordan Richards. He could draw ticket stubs every game to add a mystery fan as #53, and still be better off. There must be something coming….

  19. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 26, 2018 at 8:43 pm
    The fake fraud “dynasty” continues to crumble.

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    call it crumbling or whatever, but its been doing it since the turn of the century and you are correct it will continue.

  20. They’re just a model franchise of professionalism and integrity.
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    LOL! How many times have the Pats been busted for cheating? Brady suspension? Team fines totaling millions? Belichik fines totaling half a million? Forfeited number one draft picks? Should I go on? Yeah, the Pats are a model franchise alright. LOL!

  21. droppedinagreasefire says:
    August 27, 2018 at 4:59 am
    They’re just a model franchise of professionalism and integrity.
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    LOL! How many times have the Pats been busted for cheating? Brady suspension? Team fines totaling millions? Belichik fines totaling half a million? Forfeited number one draft picks? Should I go on? Yeah, the Pats are a model franchise alright. LOL!

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    The LOL is that you say that then pick all the cases of fraudulent charges subsequently disproved in court. Even the suit that the NFL finally won was predicated on the basis Brady was innocent (they were suing that despite Bradys innocence they still had the authority to do what they wanted). So aside from one camera being out of position name a s8ngle case of them ever actually doing anything.

  22. RogerThat! says:
    August 26, 2018 at 10:36 pm
    thermanmerman99 says:
    August 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm
    Factpurveyor, 18-1 will haunt you to the grave. Hahahahahaha!

    —–I won’t lie. As a Patriot fan, I would trade 3 SB rings for that 1 perfect season. It still hurts.

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    Lol, made a new accout to imply this point had any support. There is no Pat fan that would trade 3 championships for one. And no other team even gets the change to weigh any such choice.

  23. Coffeehog says:
    August 27, 2018 at 9:26 am
    RogerThat! says:
    August 26, 2018 at 10:36 pm
    thermanmerman99 says:
    August 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm
    Factpurveyor, 18-1 will haunt you to the grave. Hahahahahaha!

    —–I won’t lie. As a Patriot fan, I would trade 3 SB rings for that 1 perfect season. It still hurts.

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    Lol, made a new accout to imply this point had any support. There is no Pat fan that would trade 3 championships for one. And no other team even gets the change to weigh any such choice.

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    Exactly. It’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read. A miracle catch off a helmet is just that.

    But, none of us would want to trade in titles for 1 title. It makes no sense.

  24. LOL! How many times have the Pats been busted for cheating? Brady suspension? Team fines totaling millions? Belichik fines totaling half a million? Forfeited number one draft picks? Should I go on? Yeah, the Pats are a model franchise alright. LOL!

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    How many times has Goodell been caught lying in an out of federal courts?

    Are you honestly this stupid?

    It’s part of why tv ratings are dropping; his being caught lying and cheating the Pats.

    Even ardent Pats Haters admit Goodell cheated, but there are some like you who still carry that Goodell has integrity torch around with an IQ of 96.

    Congrats!

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