NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones
NFL teams have until August 27th to cut their rosters down to 75 players. They will then have to further pare down their team to 53 players by 8pm on Friday the 31st.
Here is how I see the final roster ending up.
Removed DT Jonathan Fanene, LB Niko Koutouvides, and CB Will Allen. Added LB Jeff Tarpinian, CB Marquice Cole, and CB Alfonzo Dennard.
Quarterback (3): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett
Running Back (4): Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead, Jeff Demps
Wide Receiver (6): Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Julian Edelman, Jabar Gaffney, Deion Branch, Matthew Slater
Tight End (3): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells
Offensive Tackle (3): Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer, Marcus Cannon
Guard (4): Logan Mankins, Brian Waters, Donald Thomas, Dan Connolly
Center (2): Nick McDonald, Ryan Wendell
Defensive Line (9): Vince Wilfork, Kyle Love, Ron Brace, Brandon Deaderick, Jake Bequette, Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Jermaine Cunningham, Trevor Scott
Linebacker (6): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Bobby Carpenter, Dont’a Hightower, Tracy White, Jeff Tarpinian
Cornerback (6): Devin McCourty, Ras-I Dowling, Kyle Arrington, Sterling Moore, Marquice Cole, Alfonzo Dennard
Safety (4): Pat Chung, Steve Gregory, Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner
Specialist (3): Stephen Gostkowski, Zoltan Mesko, Danny Aiken
Injured/PUP: TE Jake Ballard, TE Brad Herman (IR), OT Kyle Hix (IR), OT Markus Zusevics, C Jamey Richard (IR), DT Myron Pryor, LB Dane Fletcher (IR)
List of cuts:
RB Brandon Bolden, FB Eric Kettani, FB Spencer Larsen, WR Jeremy Ebert, WR Jesse Holley, WR Donte’ Stallworth, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, TE Alex Silvestro, TE Tyler Urban, OL Derek Dennis, OL Kyle Hill, OL Matt Kopa, OL Dan Koppen, OL Dustin Waldron, OL Jeremiah Warren, OL Darrion Weems, DT Marcus Forston, DT Marcus Harrison, DT Gerard Warren, DE Tim Bulman, DE Justin Francis, LB Niko Koutouvides, LB Aaron Lavarias, LB Mike Rivera, CB Will Allen, CB Ross Ventrone, CB Malcolm Williams, FS Sergio Brown, SS Josh Barrett, SS Derrick Martin, SS James Ihedigbo, K Chris Koepplin
RB Brandon Bolden, WR Jeremy Ebert, TE Alex Silvestro, OT Matt Kopa, OG Jeremiah Warren, DT Marcus Forston, DE Justin Francis, CB Malcolm Williams