Reading through Reiss's recent camp notes, he posts the names of the offseason heroes. These are the guys who get the special parking spaces, and (apparently) the music off their IPods is getting piped over the sound system during practices. Hard to understate how important this is internally to the team. http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/ To me, I read this list and, based on what I know having observed Belichick over time, I think it's fair to think that all these guys, barring injury, are locks to make the final roster-- including Davis and Wright who I had as bubble players. Why? Because there is nothing that BB admires more in a player than work ethic. He wants to have a team full of overachievers-- even if they never make the active roster-- because it sets a tone in practice, during the week, during the game. BB's selection criteria for his final roster will include "unmeasurable" things like hard work. And the fact that guys like Troy, Cassel and Colin aren't on the list means that these guys must have had really special offseasons. This is the type of stuff that explains how apparently mediocre players like Faulk, Hochstein, Davis and Wright have such incredible staying power under the BB regime. I think Klecko is competing with Wright for a roster spot. Barry Gardner may be in the hunt with Don Davis for the same ST spot. Laying odds on the 53-man, I'd say I'd need to adjust my handicapping.