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Monday, March 19, 2012
Resetting the roster

By Mike Rodak

A week into free agency, taking a step back to re-set the Patriots roster following a flurry of activity in recent days. List includes reported, but not yet official agreements with TE Daniel Fells, WR Donte' Stallworth, OL Robert Gallery, DL Jonathan Fanene, WR Brandon Lloyd, and G/C Dan Connolly:

QB, under contract (3): Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett, Mike Hartline
QB, tendered but unsigned restricted FA (1): Brian Hoyer
RB/FB, under contract (5): Danny Woodhead, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Lousaka Polite (FB), Eric Kettani
RB, unsigned unrestricted FA (2): BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Kevin Faulk
WR, under contract (8): Lloyd, Chad Ochocinco, Stallworth, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater, Anthony Gonzalez, Tiquan Underwood, Britt Davis
WR, tendered but unsigned franchise player (1): Wes Welker
WR, unsigned unrestricted FA (1): Deion Branch
TE, under contract (3): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Fells
OT, under contract (6): Matt Light, Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon, Matt Kopa, Kyle Hix
G/C, under contract (7): Logan Mankins, Brian Waters, Connolly, Gallery (G/T), Ryan Wendell, Nick McDonald, Donald Thomas
G/C, unsigned unrestricted FA (1): Dan Koppen

DL, under contract (7): Vince Wilfork, Brandon Deaderick, Fanene, Myron Pryor, Ron Brace, Alex Silvestro, Marcus Harrison
DL, tendered but unsigned exclusive rights FA (1): Kyle Love
DL, unsigned unrestricted FA (2): Shaun Ellis, Gerard Warren
DE/OLB, under contract (5): Rob Ninkovich, Trevor Scott, Jermaine Cunningham, Markell Carter, Aaron Lavarias
DE/OLB, unsigned unrestricted FA (2): Andre Carter, Mark Anderson
LB, under contract (7): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dane Fletcher, Tracy White, Niko Koutouvides, Jeff Tarpinian, Mike Rivera
LB, unsigned unrestricted FA (1): Gary Guyton
CB, under contract (6): Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Ras-I Dowling, Sterling Moore (CB/S), Malcolm Williams (CB/S), Marquice Cole
CB, unsigned unrestricted FA (2): Antwaun Molden, Nate Jones (CB/S)
S, under contract (5): Patrick Chung, Steve Gregory, Josh Barrett, Sergio Brown, Ross Ventrone
S, unsigned unrestricted FA (1): James Ihedigbo

ST, under contract (3): Stephen Gostkowski (K), Zoltan Mesko (P), Danny Aiken (LS)

Total players under contract: 65 (offseason limit: 80)