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We look at four guys the Patriots picked up and made use of that the rest of the NFL may have written off.
Defensive back Jemea Thomas — Ras-I Dowling last had the digits before he was cut loose after the 2012 season. Fred Taylor also had it when he was with the Patriots in 2009 and 2010. ( Not the healthiest history there’ ¦.. ) 28: Running
s Jamal Lewis (387), Green Bay’s Ahman Green (355), Deuce McAllister of New Orleans and Jacksonville’s Fred Taylor (345) rounded out the top 5. Fast forward 10 years. With more than half of the season in the books, just four
Junior Seau), those who offer little in the way of on-field production but serve as a mentor for younger players ( Fred Taylor , Shaun Ellis) or miserable failures on both counts who are usually gone within six months (Albert Haynesworth, Chad Ochocinco
cut before being added to the practice squad in August 2008. He quickly made his way up the depth chart, and when Fred Taylor and the rest of the New England’s veterans proved themselves unable to carry the load over the course of a full season
veterans from other teams,” he said. “It doesn’t mean they always work out. Joey Galloway didn’t work out. Fred Taylor hasn’t worked out. “I know how they do it there — they’re going to keep the guys that perform,” Gruden said
s a group that includes Wes Welker , Rob Gronkowski , Fred Taylor , Darius Butler , Donte Stallworth and Marcus Stroud . Welker ..... credits the increase in members of the Patriots roster to Fred Taylor , who talked up Bommarito’s among his teammates the
s Jamal Lewis (387), Green Bay’s Ahman Green (355), Deuce McAllister of New Orleans and Jacksonville’s Fred Taylor (345) rounded out the top 5. The numbers have ebbed and flowed over the last decade, but if fast forward 10 years
not only to contribute but also to work as a mentor to some of the younger guys. Whether it was Faulk, Sammy Morris or Fred Taylor , there was always someone older to help show the younger guys the ropes. And now, with Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen (both 23) in
ago when we had BenJarvus [Green-Ellis] as our only young running back and we had Sammy Morris and Kevin Faulk and Fred Taylor and that group of guys. That whole position has turned over completely to a much younger group, which has its advantages and drawbacks
will get any snaps on Sunday. Randy Moss , Sammy Morris , Sam Aiken , Ben Watson , Chris Baker , Laurence Maroney , Fred Taylor and Kevin Faulk accounted for all the rushes and receptions. The NFL’s top pass catcher and the most productive tight end
Aaron Hernandez : 45 catches on 64 targets (70 percent) Fred Taylor : 2 catches on 3 targets (67 percent) Deion Branch ..... Julian Edelman : 37 catches on 54 targets (69 percent) Fred Taylor : 2 catches on 3 targets (67 percent) Randy Moss