New England Patriots 53-man roster projections 

Quarterbacks (3) 

Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett

-They may bring in a training camp arm while Brady deals with his issues, but they should just activate Brissett for the first four games.

Running Backs (4) 

Dion Lewis, Legarrette Blount, James White, Brandon Bolden

-Donald Brown may be able to beat out Brandon Bolden. Tyler Gaffney has an outside shot as well.

Fullback (1) 

James Devlin 

-The Pats could pass off Joey Ioasa or even Donald Brown as an extra back, but Devlin has the inside shot

Wide Receivers (6) 

Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan, Nate Washington, Malcolm Mitchell, Matt Slater

-This should just come down to Washington vs. Keshawn Martin for a roster spot.

Tight Ends (3)

Rob Gronkowski, Martellus Bennett, Clay Harbor

-Bryce Williams could make the team, but will probably wind up on practice squad

Offensive Line (10)

Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer, LaAdrian Waddle, Marcus Cannon, Tre Jackson, Shaq Mason, Joe Thuney, Jonathan Cooper, Bryan Stork, David Andrews

-Jackson may start the season on the PUP. Even if so, it should only open a spot for Cameron Fleming or Ted Karas to make the team.

Defensive Line (9)

Jabaal Sheard, Rob Ninkovich, Chris Long, Trey Flowers, Malcolm Brown, Alan Branch, Terrance Knighton, Vincent Valentine, Markus Kuhn

-Geno Grissom and Joe Vellano have chances to earn spots.

Linebackers (4)

Jaime Collins, Shea McClellin, Dont’a Hightower, Jonathan Feeney

Elandon Roberts, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Rufus Johnson and Kevin Snyder may have chances to make the roster as well. Whether the Pats carry five linebackers or five safeties should come down to special teams

Cornerbacks (5) 

Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Cyrus Jones, Jonathan Jones, EJ Biggers

Going with the youth, but you could see Justin Coleman in over Jonathan Jones and see Jones on the practice squad

Safeties (5)

Patrick Chung, Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon, Jordan Richards, Brock Vereen

Nate Ebner is currently pursuing a spot on the national rugby team making him a long shot to make the roster.

Specialists (3)

Ryan Allen (P), Joe Cardona (LS), Stephen Gostkowski (K)

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