An early read on Pats roster

As training camp nears, mailbag readers eager to see how pieces will fit together

Updated: July 15, 2014, 6:15 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The Patriots mailbag is back after a two-week vacation, and we're revved up for another season of coverage. Mailbags will publish every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com throughout the rest of the season, and there will be an online chat every Thursday through 2014.

To fill the void over the past two weeks, I shared some thoughts each day on our Patriots blog as part of the "checking the locks" series. This was a way to analyze the roster, position by position, and get a feel for how many spots ...

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