Spadola is not going to be claimed by New England. They have enough young WRs as it is.
Spadola had some chances to make a name for himself. But he ended the preseason on a bad note and the one chance he got to play in a game, he did not perform well. When you are a undrafted guy you need to perform IMMEDIATELY in order to cement your position on the roster.
And why is Gates still on the roster. Well one, he actually had a reasonable game against Tennessee and two he has speed that the Jets WR corps needs.
Thats where I would guess it started but given how often they're wrong that they would stop. Its all and every player.
Which of course means this time they will sign him.
But you have to think about it logically. When Woodhead was released, he was signed by the Pats to replace Kevin Faulk, who got injured. The Pats have no need for another slot receiver and another young receiver when they have so many already.
Eh. Woodhead is a pretty decent player. WAY over hyped on this board, though. Every time the guy manages to pick up 3 yards, there's 50 posters going "WE MADE A MISTAKE! WE MUST HAVE WHITE PETERSON BACK!".