For those of us building our own 53 man roster, here is a very detailed article from Boston.com that details the 2006 initial roster. http://www.boston.com/sports/footba.../09/03/patriots_pick_up_a_receiver/?page=full Positional breakdowns NOTE: Numbers total to 54 (Branch did not count against the final number) 25 Offense (includes Branch) 26 Defense 3 Specialists Quarterback (2): Tom Brady, Matt Cassel Running back (4): Corey Dillon, Laurence Maroney, Kevin Faulk, Heath Evans Wide receiver (6): Deion Branch, Reche Caldwell, Troy Brown, Chad Jackson, Bam Childress, Doug Gabriel COMMENT - Wow what a collection of garbage! Tight end (4): Daniel Graham, Benjamin Watson, David Thomas, Garrett Mills Offensive line (9): Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen, Stephen Neal, Ryan O'Callaghan, Nick Kaczur, Russ Hochstein, Gene Mruczkowski, Wesley Britt Defensive line (8): Richard Seymour, Vince Wilfork, Ty Warren, Jarvis Green, Johnathan Sullivan, Mike Wright, Marquise Hill, Le Kevin Smith COMMENT - Who could forget J. Sullivan? Inside linebacker (6): Mike Vrabel, Junior Seau, Tedy Bruschi, Larry Izzo, Don Davis, Eric Alexander COMMENT - Don Davis played last year? Outside linebacker (3): Rosevelt Colvin, Tully Banta-Cain, Pierre Woods Cornerback (4): Asante Samuel, Ellis Hobbs, Randall Gay, Chad Scott Safety (5): Eugene Wilson, Rodney Harrison, Artrell Hawkins, James Sanders, Willie Andrews Specialists (3) - kicker Stephen Gostkowski, punter Josh Miller , and long snapper Lonie Paxton.