Patriots Sign Patrick Pass

The Patriots just made the second greatest move possible.  The first would be re-signing Antowain Smith.  But, well, yeah.

The Patriots have announced the signing of veteran running back Patrick Pass.

Patrick Pass: Hells yeah!

Patrick Pass: Hells yeah!

Pass, as you may remember, won three Super Bowls with the Patriots from 2000-2006.  His rookie year he was purely a halfback, but he later bulked up and was actually the Patriots’ starting fullback for the 2004 Super Bowl season (and part of 2003).

Patrick Pass can do a little bit of everything.  He can carry the ball on first and second downs as a tailback.  He can catch the ball out of the backfield.  He can both return and cover kicks, play third down back, and even line up at fullback.

Pass most recently played for the Giants in 2007.  He also played for the Texans.

Pass joins a backfield that includes Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk.  While he may have a hard time making the 53, his versatility should give him an added boost.

The Patriots also announced the release of four players; Angelo Craig, Kenny Smith, Omar Cuff, and Marcus McClinton.

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3 Responses to Patriots Sign Patrick Pass

  1. r1zzo23 says:

    I’m a huge fan of Patrick Pass and hope we can see him on the field at some points this season.

    • Greg says:

      Yup… as you can tell… he’s one of my all-time favorites.

      I think his versatility as hb/fb/st should help him. He is good on all four phases of special teams.

      I also think he’s got to be in great shape… Belichick just wouldn’t sign an out of shape Pass off the street.

      My inkling is that Pass has got to be in superb shape and he showed Belichick that he can actually contribute, because there’s no reason to waste a roster spot on someone who can’t contribute.

  2. boiler_up says:

    i heard they cut him yesterday

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