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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Previewing the week ahead

By Mike Rodak

The Patriots returned from Tampa late last night, and will have a busy coming week:

Saturday, Aug. 25 -- players day off ... Bill Belichick conference call at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26 -- team walk-through practice
Monday, Aug. 27 -- practice (only stretching open to reporters) ... roster to 75 players by 4 p.m. ...annual Charitable Foundation kickoff gala (6 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 28 -- travel to New Jersey for final preseason game
Wednesday, Aug. 29 -- preseason finale vs. Giants (7 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 30 -- Bill Belichick conference call at 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 31 -- roster to 53 players by 9 p.m.

The team may not waste any time in trimming their roster, which current stands at 85 players, down to 75. It wouldn't be a surprise if some of those roster moves came as early as Saturday afternoon.