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News Blitz 8/20: Updated roster projections

A roundup of Patriots news 


In the recent past, the NFL has had two separate dates for teams to trim their rosters to 53 in increments, but starting this year, there's only one big cut-down, and that comes on Saturday, September 1. As we enter the second half of the preseason schedule, we're edging closer and closer to this year's one and only roster cut-down date.

With that in mind, some media outlets are offering updated 53-man roster projections. ** has a 2.0 version**, while the Gloucester Daily Times focuses just on **the defense and special teams rosters**. The Boston Globe provides **a little more detail at each position in their roster projection** (except for special teams).

Elsewhere, a Boston Herald columnist has **not-so-kind things to say about the NFL preseason**. His opinion pieces comes following Patriots rookie Isaiah Wynn's reported season-ending injury suffered in the second game of the summer.

The Providence Journal has **a catch-up session with WR** Cordarrelle Patterson, and the Patriot Ledger examines **New England’s pass rush potential after an 8-sack effort** versus the Eagles last week.

Now that training camp practices are no longer open to the public, stay right here on for more news and updates from Patriots practices, which resumed with a walkthrough on Sunday and continue throughout this week. We'll also bring you the latest from Bill Belichick's press conferences and other player interviews.

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