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Monday, August 8, 2011
Cutdown dates & d-line re-set

By Mike Reiss

After the flurry of moves today, one of the big questions some followers have is "How many d-linemen can the Patriots keep?"

The cutdown dates are as follows:

Aug. 30 -- Cutdown to 75 players
Sept. 3 -- Cutdown to 53 players

Now including the re-signing of veteran Gerard Warren, here is a re-set of the Patriots' defensive line while factoring in "edge" players as linemen in a 4-3 type look:

Defensive tackle
Ron Brace (Active/PUP)
Landon Cohen
Brandon Deaderick (Active/PUP)
Albert Haynesworth
Kyle Love
Myron Pryor
Darryl Richard
Gerard Warren
Kade Weston
Vince Wilfork
Steve Williams
Mike Wright

Defensive end
Mark Anderson
Andre Carter
Markell Carter
Jermaine Cunningham
Shaun Ellis
Aaron Lavarias
Eric Moore
Clay Nurse
Alex Silvestro