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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Pats' 53-man roster projection (v. 5.0)

By Mike Reiss, Mike Rodak and Field Yates
ESPNBoston.com

By 9 p.m. ET on Friday, all NFL teams will have to trim rosters to 53. But ESPN Boston is jumping the gun with its final dueling roster projections.

There are sure to be surprises, and Bill Belichick has already raised the possibility of adding players from other teams.

As usual, it figures to be action-packed. Before it gets to that point, here are our best guesses: