How many Patriots can win a 3rd Super Bowl ring this year?

Miguel Benzan
June 10, 2017 at 5:51 am ET

Since the defending Super Bowl Champions handed out their rings on June 9th, thought it would be appropriate to now list the Patriots who have a great chance to place a 3rd Super Bowl ring on their fingers.

The following tables attempt to show the current roster status of the 72 Patriots who were on the Patriots roster the day of Super Bowl XLIX. This is as of June 10, 2017. This illustrates why sometimes people say the NFL stands for “Not For Long”. Super Bowl XLIX was played on February 1, 2015. Less than thirty months later the Patriots roster looks very different.

As you can see below 21 Patriots currently have a chance to win a third Super Bowl ring with the Patriots while the GOAT has a chance to win his sixth.

Player                - 2014 Roster Status - Current Status
Aiken, Danny          - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of League
Allen, Ryan           - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Amendola, Danny       - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Arrington, Kyle       - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of League
Ayers, Akeem          - 53 man roster      - Signed with Rams (Now with Colts)
Barker, Chris         - Practice Squad     - Cut. With another team (Browns)
Bequette, Jake        - Practice Squad     - Cut. Out of League
Blount, LeGarrette    - 53 man roster      - Signed with another team (Eagles)
Bolden, Brandon       - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Boyce, Josh           - 53 man roster      - Cut. With another team (Browns)
Brady, Tom            - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Branch, Alan          - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Browner, Brandon      - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of league.
Browner's 2015 option was not picked up by the Patriots
Buchanan, Michael     - IR                 - Cut. Now Out of League
Butler, Malcolm       - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Cannon, Marcus        - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Casillas, Jonathan    - 53 man roster      - Signed with another team (Giants)
Chung, Patrick        - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Collins, Jamie        - 53 man roster      - Traded to another team (Browns)
Connolly, Dan         - 53 man roster      - Retired
Dennard, Alfonzo      - IR                 - Cut. Now out of League.
Develin, James        - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Devey, Jordan         - 53 man roster      - Traded. With another team (Chiefs)
Dobson, Aaron         - IR                 - Cut. Now out of League
Easley, Dominique     - IR                 - Cut. With another team (Rams)
Ebner, Nate           - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Edelman, Julian       - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Fleming, Cameron      - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Fleming, Darius       - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of league.
Gaffney, Tyler        - IR                 - Cut. Now out of league. 
Garoppolo, Jimmy      - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Gilbert, Garrett      - Practice Squad     - Cut. With another team (Panthers)
Gordon, Cameron       - IR                 - Cut. Now out of league
Gostkowski, Stephen   - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Gray, Jonas           - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of league.
Green, Justin         - Practice Squad     - Retired
Gronkowski, Rob       - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Harmon, Duron         - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Hauptmann, Caylin     - Practice Squad     - Cut. Now out of league
Hightower, Dont'a     - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Hoomanawanui, Michael - 53 man roster      - Traded. With another team (Saints)
Jones, Chandler       - 53 man roster      - Traded. With another team (Cardinals)
Jones, Chris          - 53 man roster      - Cut. With another team (49ers)
Kline, Josh           - 53 man roster      - Traded. With another team (Titans)
Krause, Jonathan      - Practice Squad     - Cut. With another team (Titans)
Lafell, Brandon       - 53 man roster      - Cut. With another team (Bengals)
Martin, Eric          - Practice Squad     - Cut. Now out of League
Mayo, Jerod           - IR                 - Cut. Now out of League.
Officially Mayo's option was declined. Officially Mayo did not retire
McCourty, Devin       - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Moore, Zach           - 53 man roster      - Cut. With another team (Panthers)
Morris, James         - IR                 - Cut. Now out of league
Ninkovich, Rob        - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Orton, Greg           - IR                 - Not tendered. Now out of League.
Revis, Darrelle       - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of League.
Revis's 2015 option was not picked up by the Patriots
Ridley, Stevan        - IR                 - Signed with Lions. Now out of League
Ryan, Logan           - 53 man roster      - Signed with another team (Titans)
Siliga, Sealver    - 53 man roster      - Not tendered. With another team (Buccaneers)
Skinner, Deontae      - Practice Squad     - Cut. With another team (Giants)
Slater, Matthew       - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Solder, Nate          - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Stork, Bryan          - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of league
Swanson, Dax          - Practice Squad     - Cut. Now out of league
Tyms, Brian           - 53 man roster      - Not tendered. Now out of league.
Vellano, Joe          - 53 man roster      - Cut. With another team (Falcons)
Vereen, Shane         - 53 man roster      - Signed with another team (Giants)
Vollmer, Sebastian    - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of League
Wendell, Ryan         - 53 man roster      - Retired
White, Chris          - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of League
White, James          - 53 man roster      - 53 man roster
Wilfork, Vince        - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of League
Wilfork's 2015 option was not picked up by the Patriots
Wilson, Tavon         - 53 man roster      - Signed with another team (Lions)
Wright, Tim           - 53 man roster      - Cut. Now out of League

Below is a summary.

53 man roster 53
53 man roster 22
Cut. With another team 6
Cut. Now out of League 11
Signed with Another Team 6
Traded 4
Retired 2
Untendered. With another team 1
Untendered. Now out of league 1
IR 10
Cut. Now out of League 7
Cut. With another team 1
Signed with Another Team 1
Untendered. Now out of League 1
Practice Squad 9
Cut. Now Out of League 5
Cut. With another team 3
Retired 1
Grand Total 72
53 man roster 22
Cut. Now out of League 23
Cut. With another team 10
Signed with Another Team 7
Traded 4
Retired 3
Untendered. Now out of League 2
Untendered. With another team 1

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