With the Patriots kicking off their second week of OTAs on Wednesday (closed to media), we figured it would be a good time to take an extensive look at the roster when it comes to players’ chances of making the final 53-man roster come Week 1.
We put players into three categories — locks, bubble players and long shots. Since it is still the spring, players who are on the bubble could be players who have only a slim chance of making the team, or have even the slightest chance of getting cut.
It's simply too early to do a 53-man roster projection and we'll save that for later in the summer.
Here’s how things look by position (players are in alphabetical order).
Lock (2): Tom Brady, Jarrett Stidham
Bubble (2): Danny Etling, Brian Hoyer
The Patriots aren’t going to cut a quarterback they selected in the fourth round or keep four quarterbacks, which means it will com