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The Numbers Game 2011

The patriots currently have 19 D-line, 16 O-Lineman, 10 WRs, 13 DBs, 13 LBs, 5 TEs, 7 RBs, 4 STs, 3 QBs

There can only be 53 Players on an NFL Roster so they're going to have to play makes some cuts to meet the status quo.

So to narrow down the numbers here are the least number of bodies the pats are expected to keep at each position. I'll update the numbers as players get cut, added, improve their stock in preseason games etc.

20 D-lineman 8 Bodies

16 O-lineman 8 Bodies

11 WRs 5 Bodies

13 DBs 9 Bodies

12 LBs 6 Bodies

5 TEs: 3 Bodies

8 RBs: 4 Bodies

4 STs: 3 Bodies

3 QBs: 3 Bodies

Now let's look at the locks for the 53 at each position.

D-line: Wilfork, Haynesworth, Ellis, Wright, Cunningham

O-line: Mankins, Light, Solder, Cannon, Vollmer, Connolly

WRs: Welker, Ochocino, Elderman,

DBs: McCourty, Bodden, Dowling, Chung

LBs: Ninkovich, Mayo, Spikes, Fletcher, Guyton

TEs: Smith, Gronkowski, Hernandez

RBs: Ridley, Woodheady, Green-Ellis, Vereen

STs: Gostkowski, Mesko

QBs: Brady, Hoyer, Mallet

34 locks for the 53 man roster, that means only 19 spots are left and we haven't even played a single pre-season game.

56 Football Players.

19 Spots.

4 Pre-Season Games.

1 Training Camp to Prove Their Worth.

And the Numbers Game to set it all off.

Update!

1st Pre-season Game (Jaguars @ Patriots)

Rising Stock                       Falling Stock

Taylor Price                         Darius Butler

Dane Fletcher                    Johnathan Whilite

Darryl Richard

Mark Anderson

Steven Ridley

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