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  1. SavioKid

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    Off season thread to keep track of the current, official NE Patriots depth chart for quick viewing. Can this be worthy of a 'sticky' moderators please? I will update as an 'official' transaction occurs (However, I will utilize 'reportedly' media reports as acceptable since the odds are usually accurate).
    Let me know of any errors which I'm sure I will have!
    (fyi: in order of most likely starter-to-last string from left to right somewhat. Obviously, anyone a current free agent will not be on the roster.)

    (position name) - denotes extra backup position slotted in depth chart for the player. Multiple positions separated by '/'.
    * - rookie / practice squad.
    xx - unkown jersey number.
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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 83 Wes Welker | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelly Washington | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT) | xx Dan Connolly* (RT?/G?)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/G/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 95 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs | 31 Brandon Meriweather (FS/SS)
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | 23 Willie Andrews | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 36 James Sanders
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
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    Re: Current Patriots roster depth chart

    Just for all the chicken littles and doomsday predictors, that is a 10-6 team AT WORST year-in year-out. With our easy schedule, 12-4 seems very likely. Oh yeah, and we still have 22 mil in cap space, the #7 overall pick, and 4 first day picks in all.
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    Re: Current Patriots roster depth chart

    I think it best to compare it with other rosters at this time..NOT at all bad..and with cap space and draft picks..ALL will be fine..
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    Re: Current Patriots roster depth chart

    It's not as good as last year, obviously, but i think by the start of the season it'll be looking good.
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    Connolly is #63, a G/C, and not a T.
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    And Meriweather isn't playing corner.
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    I believe his chart shows Merriweather as a backup CB/FS/SS. If he was going to be a corner, I think he would be listed ahead of Spawn.
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    Meriweather is our starting FS next year. I don't want to hear anything about him playing CB. He's a huge upgrade over the coverage skills of Harrison or Sanders, both of whom are SS. He started the Super Bowl, and he will be starting at FS week 1 for us come this fall, and his emergence will be a huge factor in the improvement of our defense next season.
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    Changes (thxs for the info) -
    • Connolly jersey# & positions
    • Merriweather the starting FS
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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 83 Wes Welker | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelly Washington | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 95 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs | (FS/SS)
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | 36 James Sanders (FS) | 23 Willie Andrews | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
    --------------------------------------------------------------
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    Where's Gaffney in this mix?
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    Actually, I was getting kind of worried, but when I see it on paper like that, it makes me feel a lot better.

    Basically, our needs are the same as they always were:

    LB (ILB) - one, maybe two
    CB - one, maybe two
    WR - Re-sign Moss, maybe add another unless Chad Jackson is finally ready to deliver, which may very well explain why the Pats let Stallworth walk. Assuming they re-sign Moss, you've got Gaffney/Welker behind him, with Jackson/Washington rounding it out.

    D-Line still looks strong. Safety position is fine. RB, QB, O-Line, TE (assuming Thomas is healthy) all solid.
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    He's a free agent.
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    Changes - (yeah, call me Rip van Winkle..i was not near a PC today)
    * WR signed! - Sam Aikens
    * some other WR called Moss signed.
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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 81 Randy Moss| 83 Wes Welker | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelly Washington | xx Sam Aiken | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 95 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs | (FS/SS)
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | 36 James Sanders (FS) | 23 Willie Andrews | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
    --------------------------------------------------------------
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    Good job, but two corrections:
    * Mike Wright is 99, not 95.
    * It's Kelley Washington.
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    Corrections in blue font- thxs CTPats

    Mods - any chance of a sticky!?
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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 81 Randy Moss| 83 Wes Welker | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelley Washington | xx Sam Aiken | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 99 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs | (FS/SS)
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | 36 James Sanders (FS) | 23 Willie Andrews | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
    --------------------------------------------------------------
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    Changes in blue font -
    * Jason Webster (CB) signed (put in as a starter - why not when looking at it)

    Mods - any chance of a sticky!?
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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 81 Randy Moss| 83 Wes Welker | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelley Washington | xx Sam Aiken | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 99 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - xx Jason Webster | 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs | (FS/SS)
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | 36 James Sanders (FS) | 23 Willie Andrews | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
    --------------------------------------------------------------
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    Changes in blue font -
    * Gaffney resigned

    Mods please ...a sticky!?
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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 81 Randy Moss| 83 Wes Welker | 10 Jabar Gaffney | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelley Washington | xx Sam Aiken | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 99 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - xx Jason Webster | 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | 36 James Sanders (FS) | 23 Willie Andrews (FS) | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
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    Changes in blue font -
    * Clevan 'Tank' Williams free agent signed

    Mods please ...a sticky!?
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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 81 Randy Moss| 83 Wes Welker | 10 Jabar Gaffney | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelley Washington | xx Sam Aiken | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 99 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - xx Jason Webster | 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | 36 James Sanders (FS) | xx Clevan Williams | 23 Willie Andrews (FS) | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
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    Changes in blue font -
    * free agent CB Lewis Sanders signed

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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 81 Randy Moss| 83 Wes Welker | 10 Jabar Gaffney | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelley Washington | xx Sam Aiken | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 99 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - xx Jason Webster | xx Lewis Sanders | 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | 36 James Sanders (FS) | xx Clevan Williams | 23 Willie Andrews (FS) | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
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    #61 Jersey

    Good work Savio. MODERATORS, PLEASE MAKE THIS A STICKY!!!
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    Thanks for keeping this up to date.
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    bump...

    thxs guys for pushing a sticky
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    thxs mods...
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    Changes in blue font -
    * free agent CB Fernando Bryant signed (moved some CBs behind Hobbs for clarity since the new Free Agent veterans will battle mostly for the other CB spot)

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    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 81 Randy Moss| 83 Wes Welker | 10 Jabar Gaffney | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelley Washington | xx Sam Aiken | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 99 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - xx Fernando Bryant| xx Jason Webster | xx Lewis Sanders
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs | 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | xx Clevan Williams | 23 Willie Andrews (FS) | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB) | 36 James Sanders (SS)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
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    I disagree with that part. Spann is a special teamer. We've only seen Mixon on the practice squad, but I'd assume he's mainly a special teamer too. Lewis Sanders is easily ahead of both of them, and Richardson.

    And at this point, James Sanders is certainly ahead of Meriweather.
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    I am worried about our secondary. I think it would be great to get Law back for 1 year
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    Changes in blue font -
    * Depth changes only:
    ** James Sanders starting FS with Merriweather backup for now - If I recall correctly, Sanders was playing/starting more than Merriweather at the end of the season / playoffs. So yes, I should of kept him there even though Merriweather is going to get more time this year & battle for a starting spot.(anyone have a good source of snap counts played last year? I can not get Mike Reiss's archives on it. He did it every week.)
    ** No change: I'm keeping the CB practice squad / special team players only behind Hobbs to show they are never likely not to see the field on defense. In contrast, the other CB spot is wide open and I've listed only those who are more reasonable to obtain playing time or the starting CB spot (Bryant / Webster / Sanders).

    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Offense:

    QB: - 12 Tom Brady | 16 Matt Cassel | 7 Matt Gutierrez*
    RB: - 39 Laurence Maroney | 34 Sammy Morris | 33 Kevin Faulk
    FB: - 44 Heath Evans | 38 Kyle Eckel
    WR: - 81 Randy Moss| 83 Wes Welker | 10 Jabar Gaffney | 17 Chad Jackson | 15 Kelley Washington | xx Sam Aiken | 19 C.J. Jones*
    TE: - 84 Benjamin Watson | 86 David Thomas | 82 Stephen Spach
    Left Tackle: - 72 Matt Light | 65 Wesley Britt (RT)
    Left Guard: - 70 Logan Mankins | 71 Russ Hochstein (C/RG) | 74 Billy Yates (RG) | xx Jimmy Martin* (T/RG/C)
    Center: - 67 Dan Koppen
    Right Guard: - 61 Stephen Neal | 63 Dan Connolly* (C/LG)
    Right Tackle: - 77 Nick Kaczur | 68 Ryan O'Callaghan
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    Defense: 3-4 base

    Left DE: - 94 Ty Warren | 90 Le Kevin Smith | 92 Santonio Thomas (NT)
    Nose Tackle: - 75 Vince Wilfork | 99 Mike Wright (DE)
    Right DE: - 93 Richard Seymour | 97 Jarvis Green (LDE)
    Outside LB: - 50 Mike Vrabel | 58 Pierre Woods
    Inside LB: - 52 Eric Alexander | xx T.J. Slaughter (OLB)
    Inside LB: - 54 Tedy Bruschi | 53 Larry Izzo
    Outside LB: - 96 Adalius Thomas
    Left CB: - xx Fernando Bryant| xx Jason Webster (RCB) | xx Lewis Sanders (RCB)
    Right CB: - 27 Ellis Hobbs | 28 Antwain Spann | 35 Mike Richardson | 25 Tim Mixon*
    SS: - 37 Rodney Harrison | xx Clevan Williams | 23 Willie Andrews (FS) | 41 Ray Ventrone*
    FS: - 36 James Sanders (SS) | 31 Brandon Meriweather (CB)
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    Special Teams:
    K: - 3 Stephen Gostkowski
    P: - 6 Chris Hanson
    LS: - 66 Lonie Paxton
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  28. SavioKid

    SavioKid Rookie

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    There are definitely some players that are Special Team players only. However, they have a 'natural' position too even though they'll never see their respective offensive or defensive team side of the ball. So, I kept them in their 'natural' position area.
    How would you like me to designate those players instead so that maybe they are more clearly separated from the pure offensive/defensive players battling for starting / playing roles? Maybe keep using the star annotation reference (*) .. or??
    Thxs
  29. mgteich

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    See below for how I see the defensive roster at the moment, with plenty of room for upgrade, especially at LB. Understand that an "offensive" player like Aiken could beat out Ventrone or Andrews for a ST spot. My personal prefernece is that Alexander not have to be relied on as a linebacker and be considered a STer.

    The reason to list STer's separately is that they will not make the roster for their position play. It matters very little that Izzo is a "linebacker" or that Andrews is a "safety".

    I don't believe that players in a particular unit (especially backups) necessarily make the squad at a particular position (say RDE or ILB or FS). Within the units, we all understand that we need people in various critical roles, many of which we don't usually even list: nickel back, dime back, gunner.

    DEFENSE (25)

    DL (7) Seymour, Wilfork, Warren, Green, Wright, Smith, Thomas

    LB (7) Vrabel, Bruschi, Thomas, Woods, Alexander, open, open

    DB (7) Hobbs, Bryant, Webster, Harrison, J. Sanders, Meriweather, Richardson

    ST (4) Izzo, Williams, Andrews, Ventone

    Camp Fodder Slaughter, Mixon

  30. Shoofyou10

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    Ventrone is being moved to WR for next season.
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