Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics:
1. Brandon Meriweather's release and what's left at safety.
2. Rookie free agent linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and his place on the roster.
3. Alge Crumpler's possible return to New England.
4. Offensive lineman Brian Waters and what he might contribute to the Patriots.
5. Not overlooking the revolving door at long snapper.
6. Looking at the Patriots' drafting record and how it relates to age on the roster.
7. An e-mailer shares thoughts on Brian Waters, Tedy Bruschi and the No. 54.