A Mound of Sands
I might not have seen a better case of the name not fitting the individual as Terdell Sands.
When I think of sand, I imagine beaches as the warm, granular particles shift under my feet and through my toes as I walk. I see kids stuffing buckets with it as they build castles or bury daddy in it.
But sand as an immovable object? Not really, but maybe Terdell changes my thinking.
Terdell Sands, just by walking into the locker room, becomes one of the largest players to don a New England practice jersey. The defensive tackle is listed at 6-7 335, but Terdell says he’s actually 6-8 355. Because of his height, Sands actually doesn’t look fat like other D-tackles that have a protruding paunch a few inches ahead of their feet.
Unlike other mid-season pick-ups, Sands got a two year veteran minimum contract. That doesn’t mean he will be with the team for the full length of the contract, but it could be interpreted as a sign as the Pats like what they see in the seventh-year veteran.