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Starters in bold.

QB (2): Tom Brady, Jarrett Stidham

I think Stidham is developing nicely and Hoyer might not be worth the roster spot as just a maybe slightly better right now insurance policy.

RB (5): Sony Michel, James White, James Develin, Damien Harris, Brandon Bolden

Sony looked great against Carolina, and White and Develin are both studs. Harris is a lock, and between him and Bolden I don't know if Burkhead offers anything unique to the team.

WR (7): Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, N'Keal Harry, Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Meyers, Matthew Slater*, Gunner Olszewski*

The last two make it mainly for special teams. I really think Gunner played very well Thursday returning punts. I still think Meyers is a lock with his preseason production. The rest are pretty close to locks.

TE (2): Matt LaCosse, Ryan Izzo

LaCosse starts as TE#1, and Izzo is carried as the No. 2 until Watson gets back. 

OL (9): Isaiah Wynn, Joe Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, Marcus Cannon, Dan Skipper, Ted Karras, Hjalte Froholdt, James Ferentz

No surprises here I think except Skipper, who's looked impressive in practice lately.

DL (9): Michael Bennett, Deatrich Wise Jr., Lawrence Guy, Chase Winovich, John Simon, Derek Rivers, Adam Butler, Byron Cowart, Mike Pennel

I think this is a good lineup. Winovich probably should start if he's as good as he looks. I like Simon as a rotational guy, as well as Butler and Cowart, and I think they hang on to Pennel at this point.

LB (5): Ja'Whaun Bentley, Dont'a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, Christian Sam*

This gets me excited. Bentley is a stud, Hightower is a stud, Van Noy is a stud, etc. I think Sam has a chance to beat out Roberts because he's a better special teamer.

CB (6): Stephon Gilmore, Jason McCourty, J.C. Jackson, Joejuan Williams, Jonathan Jones, Duke Dawson

Good luck to offenses throwing on that crew. They've got a guy for every matchup there. Whether it's Gilmore-JMac-Jackson or Gilmore-Williams-Jones or really any grouping, this unit could be fun to watch. I don't think they can give up quite yet on Duke Dawson - maybe he can fill in for Chung a bit if Bill benches him.

S (5): Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, Obi Melifonwu, Nate Ebner*

Again, not really many surprises. I think Obi makes it with Chung's status made a little murkier by the incident. 

ST (3): Stephen Gostkowski, Jake Bailey, Joe Cardona

Guys above with asterisks also probably end up as mainly special teamers. No competition for any of these guys.

Guys I think start the season stashed on some injured list: OT Yodny Cajuste, LB Brandon King, WR Maurice Harris, WR Demaryius Thomas

Suspended: TE Ben Watson, TE Lance Kendricks (although I think they'll probably cut him)

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Final roster almost sorted now. Doubt much changes after this 4th preseason game. 2nd to last prediction:

QB (3) T.Brady, B.Hoyer, J.Stidham
RB (6) S.Michel, J.White, R.Burkhead, D.Harris, B.Bolden, J.Develin
WR (6) J.Edelman, J.Gordon, P.Dorsett, J.Meyers, N.Harry, M.Slater
TE (2) M.LaCosse, R.Izzo
C  (2) D.Andrews, J.Ferentz
G  (4) S.Mason, J.Thuney, T.Karras, H.Froholdt
T  (3) M.Cannon, I.Wynn, D.Skipper
DE (4) M.Bennett, C.Winovich, D.Wise, J.Simon
DT (4) L.Guy, D.Shelton, B.Cowart, A.Butler
ILB(2) J.Bentley, E.Roberts
OLB(3) D.Hightower, K.VanNoy, J.Collins
CB (6) S.Gilmore, J.McCourty, J.Jones, J.Jackson, J.Williams, K.Crossen
SS (3) P.Chung, N.Ebner, O.Melifonwu
FS (2) D.McCourty, D.Harmon
ST (3) S.Gostkowski, J.Bailey, J.Cardona

Total players: 53
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TE Ben Watson (S), T Yodny Cajuste (PUP)

Practice Squad:

WR/PR G.Olszewski
WR/PR B. Berrios
LB C. Munson
LB C. Sam
CB D. Dawson
LB D. Rivers

I can see C Ferentz being dropped once Watson gets activated. Also, wouldn't be surprised to see Hoyer get cut.

Edited by PatriotsWin!

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I guess I'll just put this here.

Interesting player. He performed surprisingly well as our backup LT behind Stanley in 2018, but the team has tried to make him stick at Guard- which hasn't really worked out. He did have the best showing of his career at LG against the Packers' 1s in our preseason game a couple weeks ago, but he's clearly more comfortable and efficient at Tackle.

He came into camp out of shape and failed our conditioning test. Injuries will pop up, as will careless play(Lackadaisical, Penalties). He's still young, athletic, and is somewhat versatile. A solid OL piece to add to your team. 

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QB (3) T.Brady, B.Hoyer, J.Stidham
RB (6) J.White, S.Michel, R.Burkhead, D.Harris, B.Bolden, J.Develin
WR (8) J.Edelman, N.Harry, J.Gordon, J.Meyers, D.Thomas, P.Dorsett, B.Berrios, M.Slater
TE (3) M.LaCosse, R.Izzo, B.Watson
C  (1) T.Karras
G  (3) S.Mason, J.Thuney, H.Froholdt
T  (3) M.Cannon, I.Wynn, J.Eluemenor
DE (4) M.Bennett, C.Winovich, J.Simon, D.Wise
DT (4) L.Guy, A.Butler, B.Cowart, D.Shelton
ILB(2) J.Bentley, E.Roberts
OLB(3) D.Hightower, K.VanNoy, J.Collins
CB (5) S.Gilmore, J.McCourty, J.Jackson, J.Williams, J.Jones
SS (3) P.Chung, O.Melifonwu, N.Ebner
FS (2) D.McCourty, D.Harmon
ST (3) S.Gostkowski, J.Bailey, J.Cardona

Total players: 53
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Final prediction:

 

Brady, Stidham

Michel, White, Bolden, Burkhead, Harris

Develin

Thomas, Edelman, Gordon, Harry, Slater, Dorsett, Meyers

LaCosse, Izzo

Eluemenor, Cunningham, Froholdt, Karras, Wynn, Thuney, Mason, Cannon

Winovich, Simon, Bennett, Shelton, Butler, Cowart, Parry, Wise, Guy

Munson, Hightower, Collins, Bentley, Roberts, van Noy

Gilmore, McCourty, Dawson, Jackson, Williams, Jones

McCourty, Chung, Harmon, Brooks

Bailey, Gostkowski, Cardona

 

 

question is,

 

1) Froholdt potentially IR?

2) Do we trade for another quality OL?

3) How many TEs do we carry?

4) Do we need 3 QBs?

5) which special teamers make it?

6) Dawson, Crossen or neither?

 

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2 hours ago, SBLIII said:

1) Froholdt potentially IR?

2) Do we trade for another quality OL?

3) How many TEs do we carry?

4) Do we need 3 QBs?

5) which special teamers make it?

6) Dawson, Crossen or neither?

1. Did he get injured? I missed the game last night after the first drive.

2. ... nah

3. Three at any given time if including the practice squad and the Ben Watson on suspension.

4. No

5. Bolden isn't just a ST to me. Cardona, Bailey, kicker, Slater are the only pure ST'ers making it. The rest can do other stuff, like Gunner, Brooks, Roberts, Jones.

6. I would say Dawson.

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1 hour ago, DoleINGout said:

1. Did he get injured? I missed the game last night after the first drive.

2. ... nah

3. Three at any given time if including the practice squad and the Ben Watson on suspension.

4. No

5. Bolden isn't just a ST to me. Cardona, Bailey, kicker, Slater are the only pure ST'ers making it. The rest can do other stuff, like Gunner, Brooks, Roberts, Jones.

6. I would say Dawson.

1. yes but I'm uncertain if serious

5. Question would be if Ebner and Munson make the roster

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Dawson traded to the Broncos so there is that

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My final prediction

 

QB (2) T.Brady, J.Stidham
RB (5) S.Michel, J.Develin, R.Burkhead, J.White, D.Harris
WR (7) J.Edelman, N.Harry, J.Gordon, D.Thomas, P.Dorsett, M.Slater, J.Meyers
TE (2) M.LaCosse, R.Izzo
C  (1) J.Ferentz
G  (3) S.Mason, J.Thuney, T.Karras
T  (5) M.Cannon, I.Wynn, K.Cunningham, Y.Cajuste, J.Eluemenor
DE (5) M.Bennett, D.Wise, C.Winovich, D.Rivers, J.Simon
DT (4) L.Guy, A.Butler, D.Shelton, B.Cowart
ILB(2) J.Bentley, E.Roberts
OLB(5) D.Hightower, K.VanNoy, J.Collins, C.Sam, C.Munson
CB (5) S.Gilmore, J.McCourty, J.Williams, J.Jackson, K.Crossen
SS (2) P.Chung, N.Ebner
FS (2) D.McCourty, D.Harmon
ST (3) S.Gostkowski, J.Bailey, J.Cardona

 

IR/PUP: David Andrews, Hidjalte Frodholt, 

SSPD: Ben Watson, Lance Kendricks

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2 hours ago, SBLIII said:

1. yes but I'm uncertain if serious

5. Question would be if Ebner and Munson make the roster

Ebner is in trouble but not a definite either way. Munson, did he play well again yesterday?

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1 hour ago, SBLIII said:

Dawson traded to the Broncos so there is that

Helps Crossen's chances but Dawson, if not making the team, was bound to be traded. I just didn't see him getting cut is all as a second year second round pick. Good for him and the Broncos defense.

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Cuts so far;

Ced Lang, David Parry, Tyree St. Louis, Ryan Davis, 

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Final Roster Prediction:

QB (3) T.Brady, B.Hoyer, J.Stidham
RB (5) S.Michel, J.White, R.Burkhead, D.Harris, B.Bolden
FB (1) J.Develin
WR (5) J.Edelman, J.Gordon, P.Dorsett, D.Thomas, J.Meyers, N.Harry
TE (2) M.LaCosse, R.Izzo
C  (2) T.Karras, R.Bodine
G  (3) S.Mason, J.Thuney, K.Cunningham
T  (4) M.Cannon, I.Wynn, D.Skipper, J.Eluemenor
DE (4) M.Bennett, D.Wise, C.Winovich, J.Simon
DT (4) L.Guy, D.Shelton, A.Butler, B.Cowart
ILB(2) J.Bentley, E.Roberts
OLB(3) D.Hightower, K.VanNoy, J.Collins
CB (6) S.Gilmore, J.McCourty, J.Jones, J.Jackson, J.Williams, K.Crossen
SS (1) P.Chung
FS (2) D.McCourty, D.Harmon
ST (5) S.Gostkowski, J.Bailey, J.Cardona, M.Slater, N.Ebner

NFI/PUP:

WR C. Meredith, OT Y. Cajuste

SUSPENDED:

TE B. Watson

 

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