Posts Tagged ‘Roster Projection’

2014 New England Patriots: Roster Projection Version 1.0

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Will Pat Chung stick with the Patriots the second time around?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Perhaps the biggest roster questions heading into the season for the Patriots has already been answered. Rob Gronkowski is cleared to play and will not begin the season on PUP.

With his status cleared up, the most significant roster questions reside on the offensive and defensive lines. How will those positions shake out as training camp unfolds?

Here is what I project the Patriots 53-man roster to look like at the end of summer.

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2013 Patriots Final Roster Projection: James Christensen

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Patriots Roster

Brandon Bolden is firmly on the roster bubble.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

After four job interviews, the Patriots are ready to hire 53 players to compete this year. Some were easy decisions, while others are going to have the interview teams locked in debate well into the night.

Here is my last prediction of how Bill Belichick is going to assemble his team.

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Final 53-Man Roster Projection (Matthew Jones, August 30th)

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Will special-teams contributor and developmental strong safety Nate Ebner make the final cut? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

Tomorrow represents the deadline for New England to cut their roster down to the league-mandated limit of 53 players, which means it’s time for my final roster projection of the preseason. Read on to find out who’s projected to make the cut.

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2013 New England Patriots Roster Projection 3.0

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

There is no doubt about these two, but who else is on the 53 man roster?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Prior to last night’s game against the Detroit Lions, Head Coach Bill Belichick said that 80% of the roster was set and only 20% of the roster was unsettled. With the third preseason game in the books, that number has increased and most roster spots are decided. The 2013 Patriots are filled with new faces in key positions and young depth across the roster. This makes for some tough roster decisions, knowing that if a young player is cut, they likely are gone for good. Here is my educated breakdown of how the 53 man roster will look once final cuts are made.

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Roster Projection: Matthew Jones (7/26)

Friday, July 26th, 2013

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

Can undrafted rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins secure a roster spot? (Photo: US Presswire)

As New England begins training camp, it’s time for an initial 53-man roster projection, taking into account injuries as well as any recent news attributed to Patriots personnel. Read on to find out who’s projected to make the cut.

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2013 Patriots Roster Projection: Draft Picks Find Their Fits

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Adrian Wilson Patriots

Is Adrian Wilson a roster lock for the Patriots?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots added some talent during the 2013 NFL Draft to a roster that was one of the four best in the NFL last year.

Come July, these players are going to be having a high-stakes competition for the last few spots on the 53-man roster.

Who made the cut?

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Final Patriots Roster Projection: Matthew Jones

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Brandon Bolden Patriots

Has Brandon Bolden done enough to warrant a roster spot? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

New England carries five running backs into the regular season on this projection; Brandon Bolden appears to have performed well enough to warrant a space on the team. Jeremy Ebert, Jesse Holley, and Kerry Taylor had their moments this preseason but none of them is ready to contribute right now at wide receiver; a Gaffney re-signing is possible.

There has been nothing new regarding Brian Waters’ status for the 2012 season, so he has been left off of this 53-man roster projection.

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