Pats face big decisions to cut roster to 53 players
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- The Patriots are facing some big decisions. They have to get the roster down to 53 players by Saturday.
Players trying to earn spots had one last chance to impress the coaches in the preseason finale against the giants.
As expected, Tom Brady did not play. Ryan Mallet was the starting quarterback. He threw for 117 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Tim Tebow finished with two touchdown passes and a pick.
Patriots beat the Giants, 28-20.
Bill Belichick said he now has to deal with the toughest part of his job.
“Guys work hard. Do everything you ask them to. Train hard. Put forth all the effort they can put forth and you still have to tell 37 guys that they can't be a part of the team this year. It’s always a tough thing,” said Bill Belichick.
When asked if thought his game did anything to enhance his chances of making it on the team, Tim Tebow said, “I'm not sure. I don't make those decisions. I was blessed to go out to play and had a good time doing it.”
The Patriots open the regular season a week from Sunday against the Bills.