1) BB not putting Mankins on roster exempt ( Pats opt against roster exempt list - NFL- nbcsports.msnbc.com ) 2) CBS and the NFL have us with 59 players, 7 of which are IR. ( New England Patriots Roster | NFL at CBSSports.com ) ( New England Patriots Roster ) 3) IR: Josh Barrett, Leigh Bodden, Brett Lockett, Brandon McGowan, Daryl Richard, Ty Warren, Kade Weston Again, it appears we haven't exempted Mankins. However, in Week One we had 8 inactives ( DL Brandon Deaderick, LB Dane Fletcher, WR Julian Edelman, RB Laurence Maroney, OL Nick Kaczur, OL Steve Maneri, WR Taylor Price, CB Terrence Wheatley ). So, what's the story here? Did we only have 44 available last week? Will it be 44 this week and on until Mankins is resolved? Can we still add another player if he hasn't been placed on the exempt list AND why would Mankins need to be amoungst the actives?