Question for the board: Do you see us having the expanded rosters this season to compensate for the coaching staffs' lost time with the players (for evaluation purposes)? If so, how many spots do you forsee? 55? 57? 60? How does everyone see this playing out? Obviously it depends on when these guys officially end the lockout (so don't just say that). And what positions will this impact for the Pats? Note that BB in the past said he believes that more roster spots will lead to more positional niches (like a player who only punt returns and/or kick returns). That being said, the circumstances are a bit different this year. Disclaimer: I disclaim any culpability from jinxing the negotiation talks by bringing up post-negotiation football.