Patriots Players With Practice Squad Eligibility

Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden (38) fumbles a punt while Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (right) tackles him during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

On Monday, the New England Patriots made several transactions to get their roster trimmed down to the required NFL limit of 75 players. But these cuts were only the beginning of what is to come before Friday's deadline of 53 players.

When making these cuts, the Patriots will most likely take into consideration who on their roster has practice squad eligibility. Let's take a look at the list of players whom the Patriots can place on their eight-man practice squad, which will be assembled on Saturday.

OFFENSE
QB Ryan Mallett
RB Shane Vereen
RB Brandon Bolden (rookie)
RB Jeff Demps (rookie)
FB Eric Kettani
WR Jeremy Ebert (rookie)
WR Kerry Taylor
TE Alex Silvestro
TE Tyler Urban (rookie)
OL Nick McDonald
T Matt Kopa
T Darrion Weems (rookie)
G Derek Dennis (rookie)
G Jeremiah Warren (rookie)
T Dustin Waldron (rookie)

DEFENSE
DE Chandler Jones (rookie)
DE Jake Bequette (rookie)
DE Justin Francis (rookie)
DT Marcus Forston (rookie)
LB Dont'a Hightower (rookie)
LB Aaron Lavarias
LB Jeff Tarpinian
CB Sterling Moore
CB Ras-I Dowling
CB Malcolm Williams
CB Alfonzo Dennard (rookie)
S Tavon Wilson (rookie)
S Nate Ebner (rookie)

It is important to note that before a player is placed on a team's practice squad, they must pass through waivers. For guys like Aaron Lavarias and Jeremy Ebert, this shouldn't be a problem. But for high upside guys like Brandon Bolden and Alfonzo Dennard, the Patriots may risk losing them to another team.

Share your thoughts in the comments below about who you think the eight man squad will end up looking like!

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