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Friday, August 31, 2012
Resetting the 53-man roster

By Mike Rodak

With final cuts having been made, the Patriots' 53-man roster currently stands at 52 players as of Friday night:

Offense (22):
Quarterbacks (2): Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett
Running backs (4): Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead, Brandon Bolden
Wide receivers (4): Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater
Tight ends (4): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells, Visanthe Shiancoe
Offensive line (8): Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer, Marcus Cannon, Logan Mankins, Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Donald Thomas, Nick McDonald

Defense (27):
Defensive end (6): Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Jermaine Cunningham, Trevor Scott, Justin Francis, Jake Bequette
Defensive tackle (5): Vince Wilfork, Kyle Love, Brandon Deaderick, Ron Brace, Marcus Forston
Linebacker (6): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, Bobby Carpenter, Tracy White, Mike Rivera
Cornerback (6): Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Ras-I Dowling, Sterling Moore, Marquice Cole, Alfonzo Dennard
Safety (4): Patrick Chung, Steve Gregory, Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner

Special teams (3):
Kicker (1): Stephen Gostkowski
Punter (1): Zoltan Mesko
Long snapper (1): Danny Aiken

Reserve lists:
Injured reserve (9): RB Jeff Demps, FB Spencer Larsen, TE Brad Herman, OL Kyle Hix, OL Jamey Richard, LB Dane Fletcher, CB Ross Ventrone, S Will Allen, S Josh Barrett
Physically unable to perform (2): DL Myron Pryor, TE Jake Ballard
Non-football injury (1): OL Markus Zusevics
Did not report (1): Brian Waters
Left squad (1): Tony Fiammetta