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Reaction: Patriots Initial 53 Man Roster

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Julian Edelman could be a breakout star based on the makeup of the roster.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The Patriots were able to cut their roster down to the league mandated 53 tonight. As expected there were some surprises and some decisions that left people a little curious. How does the roster breakdown position by position? Who are the first players to go if the Patriots claim someone on waivers? Check it out here.

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Patriots vs. Giants Open Thread: Five Players To Watch

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Oregon product Darrion Weems could be a target for the practice squad after final cut downs. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

The fourth preseason game is always the toughest to watch. Between the possibility of injuries, the lack of starters and the dire need for REAL FOOTBALL, you spend about three hours on your couch begrudging the existence of the fourth preseason game at all. Of course, you are watching football, so life could be worse.

What I’m trying to do is make tonight’s three hour reminder of a lost Super Bowl a little easier on everyone by highlighting five players to watch carefully. Unfortunately, now that Ross Ventrone is on injured reserve, the slight possibility of seeing everyone’s favorite twitter comedian return a punt is out the window.

Tell us which players you’ll be looking out for below in the comments section.

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Patriots Roster Projection: Version 5.0

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Can Brandon Bolden sneak onto the roster?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The Patriots have their final dress rehearsal tonight against the Giants. It will be the last chance for players on the bubble to make this team or practice squad. The team was cut down to 75 earlier in the week, during which some solid veteran players were released. The roster has gotten a little clearer, but there still a couple things that have yet to sort themselves out. Who makes the cut this time and who will be looking for a job on Friday?

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Patriots vs Saints: Film Room Breakdown

Friday, August 10th, 2012
Ras-I Dowling Patriots Cornerback

How did Ras-I Dowling perform in his first game back from injury? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

For those of you that are fans of our NCAA film room reports, I will be breaking down the Patriots during their four pre-season games. These reports consist of a stream of constant observations, both good and bad, of what players did during the game.

These posts will give readers an idea who stood out and who struggled after reviewing the game film.

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Patriots Training Camp – Notes from Wednesday

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Press Box View Patriots

Nice view from the press box in Gillette Stadium for Patriots training camp. (Photo: Doug Kyed)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Tonight I got the unique opportunity to cover the Patriots in stadium training camp from inside the press box. I got a last minute call and hit a block of traffic, but I still found some valuable nuggets to share.

Here are some notes from the public practice:

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