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trade of Richard Seymour to the Raiders for a first-round draft pick in the 2011 draft and a move that saw tight end David Thomas shipped to the Saints for a sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft. But the only in-season deal the Patriots made was
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receiving yards and five touchdowns. By way of comparison, the Patriots’ tight ends in 2008 ( Benjamin Watson and David Thomas ) combined for 31 catches, 302 yards and two touchdowns THE ENTIRE SEASON. The situation involving
they’ve also been able to work the margins of their roster collecting draft picks for players such as Hochstein and David Thomas . THE HAND OF FATE Imagine if you will that Bernard Pollard never comes into contact with Tom Brady’s leg. Maybe the Pats
It’s also an organization with a very crowded tight end spot. Smith joins a cast that includes Ben Watson, David Thomas , Chris Baker, Tyson DeVree and Brad Listorti. The numbers seem to indicate that at least two -- and maybe three -- of
Northwood, HN A: Who is going to play tight end this year? Really? How about Ben Watson (first-round pick), David Thomas (third-round pick) and/or Chris Baker (free agent signing that cost the Pats a five-year, $14 million contract
touchdown celebration against Seattle on Dec. 7 he meant as a shout-out to his pregnant wife. In fact, Watson and David Thomas should worry about their situation. If Watson thinks he had it bad, he should listen to Thomas’ tale of woe — after
21-year-old Chad Jackson — wasn’t as lucky, struggling in the system with 13 catches in 12 games.) Rookie tight end David Thomas was the only other skill position player under the age of 25 who had any sort of impact, ending the year with
end who can serve as a downfield passing threat. Veteran Dallas Clark still is out on the open market, as well as David Thomas , a former New England draft pick who played for the Patriots from 2006 through 2008. With the understanding that the Patriots
were completed by quarterback Matt Cassel . Meanwhile, the tight ends were an afterthought — the duo of Ben Watson and David Thomas had a combined 31 catches for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Now, tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have
were getting serviceable play out of their tight ends, a collection that included Benjamin Watson , Kyle Brady and David Thomas . The trio did good work, but certainly not the sort of pass catchers you want to build your offense around. As a result, the
picks in third round) Fifth Round (Slot depends on compensation picks in previous rounds) Sixth Round From Saints, David Thomas trade. (Slot depends on compensation picks in previous rounds). Stay tuned as we begin highlighting each position