Mar 09 2006

Free Willie

Patriots cut ties with 12-year veteran Willie McGinest who has been one of the best linebackers the patriots have ever seen in the organization.

McGinest has played in 171 games with 146 starts in the 12 seasons since the Patriots chose him with the fourth overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. He was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 1996 and 2003 seasons. McGinest ranks third on the Patriots all-time sacks list with 78 career sacks, trailing only Andre Tippett (100) and Julius Adams (79.5). McGinestâ??s 78 sacks are tied for the most among active NFL linebackers.

I really hope that they negotiate with Willie because he will be missed very much by the fans. He consistanly makes key plays when needed especially during the playoffs.

Additionally, McGinest is the NFLâ??s all-time leader with 16 career playoff sacks and set the NFLâ??s single-game postseason record with 4.5 sacks in a playoff victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 7, 2006. He has been a member of eight Patriots playoff teams and has appeared in a team-record 18 postseason games. McGinest finished the 2005 season second on the team with six sacks.

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1 comment

  1. waseem

    i wana channels to live at home

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