- Field Yates, ESPN Insider
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots made a series of moves during the past two days that now have them at the maximum allowable limit of 75 players.
Another roster shake-up is coming with the deadline to get to 53 players set for this Saturday, but for now, let's examine where things stand with a roster reset.
Quick-hit: It seems unlikely that we'll see much of Brady during the preseason finale, leaving plenty of snaps for Mallett and Tebow.
Quick-hit: It seems plausible that the team could keep five backs on the active roster, though Thursday night is important for reserve running backs to state their case.
Quick-hit: Could one of these two be the player to buck the Patriots recent trend of not carrying a fullback at the outset of the season?
Quick-hit: This position group has come into focus throughout camp, as the progress of the rookies has impressed.
Quick-hit: We'll be closely monitoring the team's plan with Gronkowski; will he start the season on PUP?
Quick-hit: It seems likely that the team could keep just seven linemen to open the regular season.
Quick-hit: Cunningham returned to practice on Monday, and he'll need to show enough to cement his spot on the roster.
Quick-hit: This is an area where the team could use some additional depth.
Quick-hit: The starting trio is set, with quality reserve players as well.
Quick-hit: Dennard had a probation hearing moved to Sept. 6, just two days before the season opener. That could affect the depth chart.
Quick-hit: Harmon has quietly put together a productive training camp, which could lead to defensive snaps this season.
Quick-hit: The punting competition remains open, with Mesko seemingly in the lead.