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Resetting the Patriots' roster

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

Reserve/Injured

  • Linebacker (2): Ryan Coulson, Anthony Leonard

Reserve/Military

  • 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