***** This was in the Reiss blog today:
Garrett Mills, a 2006 fourth-round draft choice of the Patriots, is the
subject of a feature story in today's editions of the Tulsa World
Mills, who played in college at Tulsa, spent 2006 on injured reserve. In the
Patriots' minicamp earlier this month, he lined up at tight end and
"I felt like I had a pretty good mini-camp," Mills told the newspaper. "I'm
always looking for things to improve on and go out each day and show the
coaches what I can do."
Here is a snapshot look at the Patriots' personnel at tight end:
ANALYSIS: Brady, Watson and Thomas top the depth chart, with Thomas
recovering from a broken foot suffered in the offseason program. Mills's
versatility to line up in the backfield as a pass-catcher could entice the
Patriots to keep four tight ends. Last year, the team carried three.
Kranchick and Nordin are longer shots.
***** I like the idea of keeping Mills. Hell, list him as a FB. As Reiss
noted, his versatility is a big plus for this team. With him backing up
Evans, and Morris as an "emergency" FB, we'd be very solid at that position,
as well as at TE and "H" back.
Dogs have masters ... Cats have staff!