Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included the following topics:
1. Looking at a potential surprise cut on the roster.
2. The offensive line and potential questions there.
3. Identifying some core special teamers.
4. The running game and potential for a new-look offense.
5. Linebacker Jerod Mayo and big plays.