were puzzling<..."/> were puzzling<..."/>

3 Patriots Who Could Still Be Cut After Making the 53-Man Roster

3 Patriots players who could still get cut.
3 Patriots players who could still get cut. /
3 of 3

3. Calvin Anderson

If New England needs to dump another offensive lineman, Anderson could be on the chopping block.

Before coming here, Anderson spent three seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he was mostly a backup. He played in 41 games but only started 12, although his snap percentage increased in every season.

Still, it’s hard to feel great about Anderson given how terrible Denver’s offense was last year. While most of that was the fault of Russell Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett, Anderson deserves at least a little blame for the Broncos’ subpar running game (21st in rushing yards, 28th in rushing TDs) and Wilson’s struggles in the pocket.

The Patriots didn’t draft or trade for Anderson, so they may feel less committed to him than some of the other linemen on the roster. It’s always easier to admit defeat on a bad signing rather than a bad trade or draft pick.

At the end of the day, New England’s offensive line will need to be pared down. It’s a numbers game, and if Anderson isn’t standing out then he may get squeezed out.

One sportsbook that’s standing out in a big way right now is Caesars Sportsbook, which has one of the biggest welcome offers in the industry with a $250 guaranteed bonus. Click on the exclusive Chowder and Champions link below to unlock your $250 bonus, which pays out whether your bet wins or loses. This promo won’t be around forever, though, so cash in now before it’s too late!