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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Roster reset: Changes since Week 1

By Field Yates

With the regular season concluded, it seems like an appropriate time to reset the Patriots roster and examine how it differs today as comapared to Week 1 of the regular season.

QUARTERBACK (2): Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett
OPENING DAY (2): Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett

RUNNING BACK (4): Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden
OPENING DAY (4): Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden

FULLBACK (0): None
OPENING DAY (1): Lex Hilliard

TIGHT END (4): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells, Michael Hoomanawanui
OPENING DAY (4): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells, Michael Hoomanawanui

WIDE RECEIVERS (5): Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch, Matthew Slater, Kamar Aiken
OPENING DAY (5): Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater, Greg Salas

OFFENSIVE LINE (9): Logan Mankins, Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Ryan Wendell, Dan Connolly, Donald Thomas, Nick McDonald, Marcus Cannon, Markus Zusevics
OPENING DAY (8): Logan Mankins, Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Ryan Wendell, Dan Connolly, Donald Thomas, Nick McDonald, Marcus Cannon

DEFENSIVE LINE (9): Vince Wilfork, Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Kyle Love, Jermaine Cunningham, Trevor Scott, Justin Francis, Brandon Deaderick, Jake Bequette
OPENING DAY (11): Vince Wilfork, Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Kyle Love, Jermaine Cunningham, Trevor Scott, Justin Francis, Brandon Deaderick, Ron Brace, Jake Bequette, Marcus Forston

LINEBACKERS (6): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, Tracy White, Niko Koutovides, Mike Rivera,
OPENING DAY (5): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, Tracy White, Mike Rivera

DEFENSIVE BACKS (11): Devin McCourty, Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington, Steve Gregory, Patrick Chung, Alfonzo Dennard, Tavon Wilson, Marquice Cole, Nate Ebner, Malcolm Williams, Derrick Martin
OPENING DAY (10): Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Steve Gregory, Patrick Chung, Alfonzo Dennard, Tavon Wilson, Marquice Cole, Nate Ebner, Ras-I Dowling, Sterling Moore

SPECIALISTS (3): Punter Zoltan Mesko, Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, Long snapper Danny Aiken
OPENING DAY (3): Punter Zoltan Mesko, Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, Long snapper Danny Aiken

Players added (7): WR Deion Branch, LB Niko Koutovides, DB Malcolm Williams, DB Derrick Martin, CB Aqib Talib, OL Markus Zusevics, WR Kamar Aiken
Players subtracted (7): FB Lex Hilliard, WR Greg Salas, DL Marcus Forston, CB Ras-I Dowling (placed on injured reserve), CB Sterling Moore, WR Julian Edelman (placed on injured reserve), DL Ron Brace