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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Updated: August 10, 2:22 PM ET
Dueling projections: Pats' roster (1.0)

By Mike Reiss

Making a 53-man roster projection before the New England Patriots have played a preseason game is worthy of being flagged for a false start. There remain many moving parts with the team, and the picture continues to evolve.

But it is a fun exercise, forming some initial framework for how things might unfold. This figures to be the first of several "dueling" 53-man roster projections over the course of the preseason.