Resetting the Patriots' roster

August, 1, 2011
Taking a step back to re-set the Patriots' roster, which stands at 85 players, including tackle Matt Light, whose re-signing was reported this morning:

Active roster
  • Quarterback (4): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, Jonathan Crompton
  • Running back (6): Danny Woodhead, Kevin Faulk*, Sammy Morris*, Stevan Ridley, Thomas Clayton, Eric Kettani
  • Wide receiver (11): Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Chad Ochocinco, Brandon Tate, Julian Edelman, Taylor Price, Matthew Slater, Darnell Jenkins, Buddy Farnham, Tyree Barnes, Jeremy Ross
  • Tight end (5): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Lee Smith, Carson Butler, Will Yeatman
  • Offensive tackle (6): Matt Light*, Sebastian Vollmer, Mark LeVoir, Steve Maneri, Kyle Hix, Corey Woods
  • Guard/center (8): Logan Mankins*, Dan Koppen, Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Rich Ohrnberger, Thomas Austin, Marcus Cannon***, Mike Berry***
  • Defensive end (6): Jermaine Cunningham, Eric Moore, Markell Carter, Alex Silvestro, Clay Nurse, Aaron Lavarias
  • Defensive tackle (12): Vince Wilfork, Albert Haynesworth, Mike Wright, Kyle Love, Myron Pryor**, Ron Brace**, Brandon Deaderick**, Landon Cohen, Kade Weston, Darryl Richard, Marlon Favorite, Steve Williams*
  • Linebacker (9): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Rob Ninkovich, Gary Guyton, Dane Fletcher, Tracy White*, Josh Barrett, Marques Murrell, Jeff Tarpinian
  • Cornerback (7): Devin McCourty, Leigh Bodden, Jonathan Wilhite, Darius Butler, Kyle Arrington*, Thad Turner, Malcolm Williams
  • Safety (7): Brandon Meriweather, Patrick Chung, James Sanders***, Brandon McGowan*, Sergio Brown, Bret Lockett, Ross Ventrone
  • Special teams (4): Stephen Gostkowski, Zoltan Mesko, Matt Katula, Chris Koepplin
Unsigned draft selections
  • Running back (1): Shane Vereen
  • Offensive tackle (1): Nate Solder
  • Cornerback (1): Ras-I Dowling
Restricted free agents
  • Running back (1): BenJarvus Green-Ellis
  • Linebacker (2): Ryan Coulson, Anthony Leonard
  • Wide receiver (1): Shun White
KEY: ... * = player under 'new' contract; cannot practice until Aug. 4 or start of 2011 NFL League Year ... ** = player on Active/Physically Unable to Perform ... *** = player on Active/Non-Football Injury

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter



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