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New England Patriots 2018 roster breakdown: #82 TE Will Tye

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The New England Patriots currently have 89 players on their active roster. However James Develin Jersey , only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on September 1 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the offseason, we take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots recapture the Vince Lombardi Trophy.Today, the series continues with one of New England’s tight ends.Name: Will TyePosition: Tight endJersey number: 82Opening day age: 26Experience: 3Size: 6’2, 260 lbs.2017 review: Having spent the first two years of his NFL career with the New York Giants, Will Tye re-signed with the team in February 2017. After two productive seasons as a rotational tight end, however, the former undrafted free agent failed to make the team again and was released during final roster cutdowns. But even if the Giants wanted to bring Tye back via their practice squad, they were unable to do so because of their city rivals.The New York Jets claimed Tye off waivers and signed him to their own 53-man roster. He saw action in each of the Jets’ first three regular season contests and played 57.1% of offensive snaps (101 of 177) in the process, primarily as a blocking tight end. But while he was regularly used and caught four passes for 38 yards, New York decided to part ways with Tye only three games into his tenure with the team.A few days later, the Patriots signed Tye to their practice squad. He spent the remainder of the 2017 season on New England’s developmental team and was named practice player of the week two times. After the Super Bowl, the Patriots signed the Stony Brook product to a one-year futures contract.2018 preview: At least when it comes to the Patriots, 2018 is a do-or-die year for Will Tye. No longer eligible to make the practice squad, he needs to find his way onto the 53-man squad in order to have a future in New England. Judging by the current composition of the team’s tight end depth chart as well as his role during training camp and the preseason so far, however, it will not be easy.As things stand right now, Tye at best appears to be the number four tight end on the team behind roster lock Rob Gronkowski and his primary backups Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister. While neither of the two is a lock to make the team, both should be considered safe at the moment due to their blocking abilities (Allen) and their growth potential in year two (Hollister), respectively.Tye therefore has to convince the team that he is more valuable as a fourth tight end than an additional depth player at running back or wide receiver. Having played the most preseason snaps of all the Patriots’ tight ends (72 of 147; 49.0%) and registering three catches for 17 yards, he certainly is creating plenty of tape for the coaches to assist them in their decision-making process.Ultimately, however, it still appears to be unlikely that the Patriots will opt to keep four tight ends on their opening day roster even with the questions at the wide receiver position. Because of that Authentic LaAdrian Waddle Jersey , Tye’s tenure in Foxboro is projected to come to and end on September 1.The Patriots pass rush appears to be much improved Let’s just get this out of the way before the BAMA AIN’T PLAYED NOBODY crowd jumps in:Here is the current offensive line of the Houston Texans.Martinas Rankin (OT)*Juli茅n Davenport (OT)Nick Martin (C)Zach Fulton (G)Senio Kelemete (G)*replaced right tackle Sentreal Henderson in the second quarter after Henderson suffered a broken ankle and they shuffled some tackles around so eventually two tackles were playing tackle. Whatever. Some teams are into that.I swear that those are all real, live NFL offensive linemen and none of those names are from the Key and Peele college football sketches.That being said, if you were finally catching your second wind (or first wind, for that matter) after staying out too late on Saturday night right around game time on Sunday, you may have thought to yourself at one point or another during the game when Texans QB Deshaun Watson was having an “Oh, FML” moment as he got swarmed by blue jerseys, “Man, it looks like the Patriots are getting pressure, like, every other time he goes back to pass!”Your day drinking self would be correct!Pass rush pressure, you say? It’s so...beautiful!Seeing that kind of pressure again as a Patriots fan must be what those people doing Whole 30 or whatever feel like when it’s finally over and someone puts a half pound burger and a plate full of fries in front of you. It’s just the way life was meant to be lived.Now, as our fearless leader Rich Hill pointed out yesterday, the run defense is...well, so far...not great. Part of that is the D-line personnel that the Patriots were putting on the field expecting the Texans to abandon the run after going down 18 points, and then the Texans kept pounding the rock for 7 of 10 snaps against a smaller New England line, so, all strategery aside, that’s going to happen when teams keep pounding the rock without more Pats run-stuffers in the game.Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about the pass rush some more!What should make this a big F’ing deal for a Patriots pass rush that couldn’t buy a sack if they had an American Express Black Card in the Super Bowl is that it’s not like they were just beating up on one overmatched offensive lineman, like *some* people criticized Adrian Clayborn for in his six-sack game against Dallas last season. The Patriots were bringing the rush from all areas of the field and against all those Texans offensive linemen we mentioned earlier.(Side note re: Adrian Clayborn’s sack totals from last season being “inflated” because of that one Dallas game: beating up on bad offensive linemen is what you’re SUPPOSED to do)Check out where the heat was coming from, courtesy of CLNS’s Evan Lazar’s advanced stats:Trey Flowers: 7 total pressures - 4 hurries, 1 QB hit Limited Shaq Mason Jersey , 2 sacksDeatrich Wise: 4 total pressures - 2 hurries, 2 sacksKeionta Davis: 3 total pressures - 2 hurries, 1 QB hitAdrian Clayborn: 3 total pressures - 3 hurriesKyle Van Noy: 3 total pressures - 3 hurriesMalcom Brown - 3 total pressures - 2 hurries, 1 QB hitLawrence Guy - 2 total pressures - 1 hurry, 1 QB hitDanny Shelton, Dont’a Hightower, and Pat Chung also all chipped in with one quarterback pressure apiece. Not too bad for a defense that normally gets shredded at least once before most people are thinking about their Halloween costume!Everyone on defense joining the pressure party is one way to look at it, anyway. The optimist in every Pats fan will see that and say that at least most of the guys here can bring the heat in the right situations; since nobody in New England is an optimist for more than 5 minutes, though, the flipside is that outside of Trey Flowers, nobody really dominated their matchups here, at least not in a Khalil Mack playing tether-ball with the Packers kind of way.And that’s OK! After the Patriots did their usual “Is that your mock draft? That’s cute” and didn’t take a defensive player with either of their two first-round picks, or their second-round pick, and actually didn’t take a D-tackle or defensive end in the draft at all, saying this defensive line wasn’t scaring anybody over the summer would’ve been an understatement. Sure, there were some good flashes in the preseason, like Keionta Davis’s patience finally paying off with his first NFL sack, but that’s preseason, right? Wait till the real football starts, right?So far, real football is a whole lot more fun when your defense is the ones DOING the barbecuing and not getting barbeCUED by Alex Smith in week 1.Especially when Deatrich Wise is just making up his sack celebrations like going bowling as he goes along. Imagine what will be coming out of this man’s imagination after the bye week.

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