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From the Hart: Pre-finale roster projection

Figured I’d post my current roster projection following the cuts earlier this week and before the final preseason game against the Giants.


Clearly the 53-man roster hunt is always a fluid situation and things could and will change between now and 9 p.m. on Friday. Heck, the 53-man roster will probably change again a few times between final cuts and the regular season opener.

But here's what I'm going with for the roster, right now!

Quarterback (3): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett

Running back (5): Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead, Jeff Demps, Eric Kettani

Tight end (3): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells

Wide receiver (5): Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater

Offensive line (8): Nate Solder, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen, Dan Connolly, Sebastian Vollmer, Marcus Cannon, Nick McDonald, Ryan Wendell

Defensive line (10): Rob Ninkovich, Kyle Love, Vince Wilfork, Chandler Jones, Jermaine Cunningham, Jake Bequette, Ron Brace, Brandon Deaderick, Justin Francis, Trevor Scott

Linebacker (6): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, Bobby Carpenter, Jeff Tarpinian, Tracy White

Safety (4): Patrick Chung, Steve Gregory, Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner

Cornerback (6): Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Ras-I Dowling, Sterling Moore, Marquise Cole, Alfonzo Dennard

Specialists (3): Stephen Gostkowski, Zoltan Mesko, Danny Aiken

Once again I leave the ability to swap Brian Waters in for one of the interior offensive linemen. For the second time, Scott was the final guy who made my 53. I also wouldn't be surprised to see a surprise offensive tackle make the team, given the uncertainty at that position right now.

What do you think of my roster? What did a screw up? Who would you put on it instead? Let us know with a comment below!

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