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    Current Post-Draft Roster:

    4/30/06 version: http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?t=35273

    There is an 80-man roster limit in place until the first cut-down August 28 to 75 players, where, with the new CBA, all NFLE exemptions expire. The 53-man cut-down is the Saturday after that.

    QB - Tom Brady
    QB - Matt Cassel

    QBs = 2

    RB - Laurence Maroney
    RB - Kevin Faulk
    RB - Sammy Morris
    RB - Justise Hairston (unsigned)

    RBs = 4

    FB - Heath Evans
    FB - Garrett Mills
    FB - Quadtrine Hill

    FBs = 3

    WR - Randy Moss
    WR - Donte' Stallworth
    WR - Wes Welker
    WR - Reche Caldwell
    WR - Chad Jackson
    WR - Jabar Gaffney
    WR - Kelley Washington
    WR - Kelvin Kight
    WR - Bam Childress
    WR - Jonathan Smith

    WRs = 10

    TE - Ben Watson
    TE - David Thomas
    TE - Kyle Brady
    TE - Matt Kranchick

    TEs = 4

    OT - Matt Light
    OT - Nick Kaczur
    OT - Ryan O'Callaghan
    OT - Wesley Britt
    OT - Clint Oldenburg (unsigned)
    OT - Corey Hilliard (unsigned)

    OTs = 6

    OG - Logan Mankins
    OG - Stephen Neal
    OG - Billy Yates
    OG - Gene Mruczkowski

    OGs = 4

    C - Dan Koppen
    C - Russ Hochstein
    C - Brian Barthelmes (NFLE exemption)
    C - Mike Elgin (unsigned)

    Cs = 4

    DE - Richard Seymour
    DE - Ty Warren
    DE - Jarvis Green
    DE - Marquise Hill
    DE - Kareem Brown (unsigned)
    DE - Santonio Thomas

    DEs = 6

    NT - Vince Wilfork
    NT - Mike Wright
    NT - Le Kevin Smith

    NTs = 3

    OLB - Adalius Thomas
    OLB - Rosevelt Colvin
    OLB - Pierre Woods
    OLB - Justin Rogers (unsigned)

    OLBs = 4

    ILB - Mike Vrabel
    ILB - Tedy Bruschi
    ILB - Larry Izzo
    ILB - Eric Alexander
    ILB - Corey Mays
    ILB - Oscar Lua (unsigned)

    ILBs = 6

    CB - Asante Samuel (franchise, unsigned)
    CB - Ellis Hobbs
    CB - Chad Scott
    CB - Tory James
    CB - Randall Gay (tendered, unsigned)
    CB - Willie Andrews
    CB - Eddie Jackson
    CB - Antwain Spann
    CB - Gemara Williams
    CB - Mike Richardson (unsigned)

    CBs = 11

    S - Rodney Harrison
    S - Eugene Wilson
    S - Brandon Meriweather (unsigned)
    S - James Sanders
    S - Artrell Hawkins
    S - Mel Mitchell
    S - Rashad Baker

    Ss = 7

    K - Stephen Gostkowski
    P - Josh Miller
    P - Tom Malone (NFLE exemption)
    P - Danny Baugher (NFLE exemption)
    LS - Lonie Paxton
    LS - Tony Case

    STs = 6


    ...For a grand total of 79 players. Minus the 3 exemptions leaves 76, and minus the 2 tendered/unsigned players leaves 74, so there are 6 spots available for undrafted free agent signings.

    UDFA signings:

    TE - Jake Nordin, Northern Illinois
    ILB - Justin Warren, Texas A&M
    QB - Matt Gutierrez, Idaho State
    DB - Larry Anam, Boston College
    DE - Zach West, UTEP
    WR - Daniel Robinson, UTEP

    Offseason Calendar:

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2007/04/key_dates_3.html

    - May 12-13 -- Rookie Patriots minicamp (closed to the public)

    - May 22-23 -- NFL spring meeting in Nashville

    - June 4 -- Patriots Chairtable Foundation Golf Tournament

    - June 5-7 -- Patriots full-team minicamp (closed to the public)

    - June 22 -- Patriots offseason program ends

    - June 23 -- NFL Europa World Bowl XV

    - Late July -- Patriots training camp opens at Gillette Stadium (open to the public)

    - Aug. 28 -- Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players. All NFL Europa exemptions expire

    - Sept. 1 -- Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players

    - Sept. 2 -- Clubs may establish a practice squad of up to eight players
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Rosevelt Colvin is absent from your list.
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Where's Colvin? :D

    Thanks for the list. I was hoping someone would do that.
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Don't see a lot of room for the rooks on this years squad. I wouldn't be surprised if only a couple of drafted players make it.
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    By opening day, cut:

    RB Hairston
    FB Hill
    WR Kight, Childress, Smith
    TE Kranchick
    OT Hilliard, Oldenburg, Britt
    OG Mruczkowski
    C Barthelmes, Elgin
    DE Hill, Thomas
    NT Smith
    OLB Rogers
    ILB Mays, Lua
    CB Richardson, Williams, Spann, Jackson
    S Baker, Mitchell, Hawkins
    P Baugher, Malone
    LS Case

    This gives us 52 players. Woops.
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Yeah, I accidentally listed Vrabel twice.
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Jackson (Eddie, or both) will definitely go on PUP.

    Mitchell or Hawkins will stay.

    Mays and Smith will probably stay.

    Either Brown or Hill will be cut, unless Brown converts to NT.

    Hilliard, Oldenburg, or Britt will stay.

    (That gives...what...60? :D)
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    ah ... this is my favorite part. Trying to predict the 53.

    Don't write off Hairston quite yet ... he is a big-move-the-pile back who could compliment Maroney nicely.

    Last year BB got Mincey and Woods, and one stuck. I think this will be the case with Justin Rodgers and Lua. My money is on Rodgers making it. He's got the size that you need for that position, 6-4, 250 lbs.
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Brown looks like a DE to me. This very well could be Hill's last TC to show up. People probably yawned when Brown got picked, but don't forget that Warren's contract is coming up.
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    Re: Current roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Not counted on roster till they sign with club
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    While I believe that unsigned draftees do not count towards the

    80 man roster, it depends what Bill Belichick's philosophy would be

    with regard to signing 10 more UFDAs. He may not think it's fair to sign

    these extra players only to cut them one by one before training camp

    as each draftee is signed.
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Good job pats1.Thanks ;) ;)
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    It was almost a similar one last year...with maybe a FEW more spots open...but many were cut..inbetween April/May and Training camp
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    ALSO with 4 players in Europe they don't count.
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Another slam at our European Pats fans
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    wow....let the slicing begin!
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Only 3 - Barthelmes, Malone, Baugher.
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    This aptly illustrates the strategic genius of BB - this team, with the exception of depth at key areas, was well positioned to make a SB run even before the draft.

    The draft of course was all about quality over quantity, using draft picks to move up next year when there will be more of a free agent turnover.

    Given the lack of available roster spots, many of our draftees would have been looking at Practice Squad spots at best - and draftees on the practice squad stand a higher chance of being scooped up by other teams

    Instead BB pushed draft picks into next year at higher value and rounds out the squad with UFAs - any or all of whom he's likely hand selecting because they might be better fits for our system - and of course as UFAs they likely won't be touched by other teams.

    Wise and strategic moves indeed

    (and while we're talking genius and strategy - by next year we could be talking about the fact that trading #28 for a possible Top Ten pick next year and some guy named Randy Moss could well be one of the best trades ever made)
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    Re: Post-Draft roster (4 UDFA spots available); Offseason Calendar

    Thanks, Pats1. Really useful. I notice they're not ranked "alphabetically," so is this your personal view on the depth chart or is the Patriots'? Thanks again.
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    Personal view on the depth chart...which at this point is obviously pretty crude.

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