3. Verderian Lowe
The Patriots just traded for Verderian Lowe last week, so he’s still getting the hang of the offense and may not be ready for game reps by the time Sunday rolls around.
Furthermore, Lowe is going to have plenty of competition for snaps. New England currently has an abundance of offensive linemen on its roster as Belichick tries to sort out the best fits, which means some of them probably won’t play at all on Sunday.
And with Lowe just coming over, the Pats may prefer to ease him in. He’s only in his second season and still has a lot to learn after barely playing for Minnesota last year, so he’s probably not ready for the pressure of Week 1 against a team as good as Philly.
Lowe should get some game reps eventually, of course, so New England knows what it has in him, but Week 1 feels a bit premature and may not be the right time for a test drive.
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