Welker vs. Edelman? Welker vs. Patriots? There have been a whole lot of theories why Wes Welker's playing time has been cut into.
Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe joined Felger and Mazz to talk about it. Felger wants to know if Welker's playing time is based on pure football reasons. Gasper doesn't think so.
"I think there is a component to it, but to answer your question, I don't think it is for pure football. I think there is a business element to that." said Gasper "The business element could be as simple as 'this guy might not be here next year,' lets start getting other people ready to fill in and to take his role."
Stay tuned to the Wes Welker saga to see how it unfolds.
Glenn Ordway sits in with Bob Neumeier and Gary Tanguay on the Arbella Insurance Early Edition to chat about Brady's suspension terms, and Brady, Garoppolo and Brissett playing in the final pre-season game.
Mike Felger joins Gary Tanguay to discuss if Tom Brady playing in pre-season games is bad for Jimmy Garoppolo and the New England Patriots.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots were able to trim their roster to 75 players by Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline without making any eye-opening cuts.
The team placed right tackle Sebastian Vollmer and running back Dion Lewis on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, which will make them unavailable for the first six weeks of the regular season. The Patriots also released linebacker Ramon Humber, tight end Steven Scheu and offensive lineman Keavon Milton.
Neither Vollmer nor Lewis were expected to be healthy enough to begin the season. By placing them on reserve/PUP, the Patriots are no longer dedicating active roster spots to those players, but they have also kept the option open for one or both to return later in the year. Guard Tre' Jackson was also placed on reserve/PUP on Monday. Receiver Danny Amendola is the lone player to remain on active/PUP, meaning he will continue to count against the active roster and can re-join the team to practice at any time.