- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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The following is a look at the New England Patriots' updated roster with a quick-hit thought at each position:
Quick hit: They have two openings on the practice squad, and it will be interesting to see if they fill one of them with a quarterback.
Quick hit: No real veteran presence among the group, which is part of the reason they might regret releasing Leon Washington.
Fullback (1): James Develin
Quick hit: Was working along with the tight ends in practice, which provides a good snapshot of his fit on the roster.
Quick hit: Boyce, the speedy fourth-round pick, could also be a factor as the primary kickoff returner.
Quick hit: Sudfeld, the undrafted rookie from Nevada, is the new "move" option, replacing Aaron Hernandez.
Quick hit: After not drafting an offensive lineman in each of the last two years, the Patriots fill the back end with three undrafted free agents. Hard to imagine all three sticking.
Quick hit: Former Maryland teammates Vellano and Francis are among eight undrafted rookies on the roster.
Quick hit: Bequette could be given a chance as an interior sub rusher in sub packages.
Quick hit: With Jeff Tarpinian on the practice squad, this is a deep group.
Quick hit: While third-round pick Ryan has been a quick study, depth is thin here. That's why I thought Marquice Cole would make it.
Quick hit: Outside of Harmon, a 2013 third-round pick, this is the same group as last year.
SPECIAL TEAMS (3)
Quick hit: Allen was swarmed by reporters in the locker room Sunday as few saw him winning the competition over since-released Zoltan Mesko.