Patriots Pulse Blog: Our Projected 53 Man Roster

Bill Belichick and his staff have some tough decisions to make regarding the roster.

The Patriots have to be down to 53 players on their roster by tomorrow at 4pm.

Trying to figure out who made the final roster is tough when it comes to the Patriots but we’ll give it our best shot. Here is our projected 53 man roster to start the season.

Quarterbacks (2)

Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer

Running Backs (6)

Rex Burkhead, James White, Sony Michel, Mike Gillislee, Brandon Bolden, James Devlin

*Could keep a seventh back if Burkhead or Michel end up on IR

Tight Ends (3)

Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen, Jacob Hollister

Wide Receiver (5)

Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Phillip Dorsett, Riley McCarron, Matthew Slater

*Julian Edelman suspended first four games

Offensive Line (8)

Trent Brown (T) , Joe Thuney (G), David Andrews (C), Shaq Mason (G), Marcus Cannon (T), LaAdrian Waddle (T), Ted Karras (G/C) Matt Tobin (G/T)


Defensive Line (8)

Trey Flowers (DE) , Lawrence Guy (DT) Malcolm Brown (DT), Adrian Clayborn (DE), Danny Shelton (DT) , Deatrich Wise Jr (DE) Derek Rivers (DE) Adam Butler (DT)

Linebacker (7)

Dont’a Hightower (OLB), Elandon Roberts (ILB), J’Whaun Bentley (ILB), Kyle Van Noy (OLB), Marquis Flowers (OLB), Nikolas Grigsby (OLB), Brandon King (OLB)


Cornerbacks (6): Stephon Gilmore, Eric Rowe, Jonathan Jones, Duke Dawson, J.C. Jackson, Cyrus Jones

Safeties (5): Devin McCourty, Pat Chung, Duron Harmon, Jason McCourty, Nate Ebner

Specialists (3): Stephen Gostkowski (K), Ryan Allen (P) Joe Cardona (LS)

My feeling is that this roster is about 90% accurate. You never truly know with Bill Belichick. He may keep an extra lineman on either side of the ball or a running back. Either way, we will know the final composition of this roster by Saturday night.