Predicting cuts to 75-man limit

August, 26, 2012
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By 4 p.m. EST on Monday afternoon, all NFL teams will be required to shave their active roster down to 75 players, 15 fewer than they are currently allowed to carry. That means an overload of players will soon find themselves without a job, while others will be one step closer to finding a spot on an NFL roster.

The Patriots currently stand at 85 players, meaning 10 more will have to go by Monday. With that in mind, here are our predictions of which 10 players might be on the move:

Predicted cuts
Safety Will Allen
Safety Sergio Brown
Defensive lineman Tim Bulman
Offensive lineman Derek Dennis
Wide receiver Jesse Holley
Defensive end Aaron Lavarias
Defensive back Derrick Martin
Offensive lineman Dustin Waldron

Predicted moves to reserve lists
Tight end Jake Ballard (reserve/PUP)
Offensive lineman Markus Zusevics (reserve/NFI)
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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