View Full Version : James Sanders NE starting Safety will be cut today

08-29-2011, 01:05 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Patriots told their former starting safety James Sanders they plan to cut him today, according to his agent Gary Uberstine.

08-29-2011, 02:17 PM
Didn't they have an epicly bad secondary last year too?

08-29-2011, 02:18 PM
Didn't they have an epicly bad secondary last year too?

Yes, but they made up for it with turnovers.

08-29-2011, 02:24 PM
Yes, but they made up for it with turnovers.

All I'm sayin' is it's not like one of their OL is slipping through the cracks....

08-29-2011, 02:31 PM

The New England Patriots informed veteran safety James Sanders that they are releasing him Monday, a decision which caught him off guard.

"It was a shock. It wasn't one of the things I was expecting to hear today. It didn't cross my mind," Sanders said Monday afternoon.

Sanders wasn't given a reason for the team's decision, and said he was disappointed in not having a chance to compete for a roster spot. He injured his left hamstring while doing conditioning work before training camp began, and had only been on the field for four practices before playing in the preseason for the first time Saturday night. He started and played 19 snaps against the Lions.

"I wish I would have had a fair shot this camp. I came in hurt and obviously that weighed into it," Sanders said. "But stuff happens and you have to move on."

Sanders is now fully healthy.

"The hamstring feels good now and I was eager to get back on the field with my teammates and get ready for the opener. But the Patriots had another plan," he said.

Sanders was scheduled to earn a base salary of $2.8 million this season, which the Patriots might have deemed too rich for a player who might have been third on the depth chart behind Brandon Meriweather and Patrick Chung. Sanders wasn't told if the salary was the reason he was being released.