Just looking at the roster, I noticed that five of the eight players signed to the original Practice Squad are currently on the team. Original opening day practice squad: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis TE Tyson DeVree OT Jacob Bender NT Titus Adams LB Vince Redd CB Mike Richardson S Mark Dillard S Antwain Spann Green-Ellis, DeVree, Redd, Richardson, and Spann are all on the team. That should be a good recruiting tool for next year, either for undrafted rookies or the practice squad signing weekend following cuts. The Patriots don't hesitate to promote from within, due to the importance of knowing their system. There's a strong economic incentive to make the regular roster, and players have a good chance on the Pats.