Roster Certainties and Uncertainties

Italics denotes locks and secondary-position(or off-roster projection) is in parenthesis. If you don't see a player listed it's because I don't feel they have a chance to make the roster.

As of August the 21st, 2012;

QB: 3 locks, settled

Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett

RB: 3 locks

Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley, Jeff Demps

Danny Woodhead, Brandon Boldin(PS-candidate), Spencer Larsen, Eric Kettani(PS-candidate)

WR: 4 locks

Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, Matthew Slater

Deion Branch, Julian Edelman, Donte Dropworth

Jeremy Ebert(PS), Britt Davis(PUP/IR)

TE: 3 locks, settled

Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells

Alex Silvestro(DE, PS), Jake Ballard(PUP)

OC: 2 locks, settled

Ryan 'find me a better Center on the roster' Wendell, Dan Connolly(G)

OG: 4 locks

Brian Waters, Logan Mankins, Marcus Cannon(RT, in theory), Donald Thomas(OC?)

Nick McDonald(OC/OG/OT, PS-candidate)

OT: 3 locks, settled

Nate Solder, Sebastien Vollmer, Matt Kopa

Darrion Weems(PS), Markus Zusevics(PUP)

DT: 3 locks

Vince Wilfork, Kyle Love, Ron Brace

Brandon Deaderick, Marcus Forston(PS-candidate), Marcus Harrison

Myron Pryor(PUP)

DE: 5 locks, settled

Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich(43SAM), Jermaine Cunningham, Trevor Scott, Jake Bequette

Justin Francis(PS)

LB: 4 locks

Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, Bobby Carpenter

Niko Koutividas, Tracy White, Mike Rivera, Jeff Tarpinian(PS-candidate), Aaron Lavarias(PS-candidate)

CB: 3 locks

Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Ras-i Dowling

Sterling Moore(PS-candidate), Alfonzo Dennard(PS-candidate), Will Allen(S), Marquis Cole

S: 4 locks, settled

Pat Chung, Steve Gregory, Tavon Wilson, Nate 'Leonidas' Ebner

ST: 3 locks, settled

The Ghost, the Mesko, the Aikin.

44 locks identified, all set at QB/TE/OC/OT/DE/S/ST.

PUP-projections: Myron Pryor(DT), Jake Ballard(TE), Markus Zusevics(OT), Britt Davis(WR)

PS-projections: Darrion Weems(OT), Justin Francis(DE), Jeremy Ebert(WR), Alfonzo Dennard(CB), Jeff Tarpinian(LB, Alex Silvestro(TE/DE)

9 roster spots to choose from for;







Who do you keep? Who do you dump?

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