New England Patriots

Jul 28, 2021; Foxborough, MA, United States; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) huddles with teammates during training camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

In past years, the Patriots would have played their first preseason game by now. And with that, it would be time for the first roster projection of the year. While the preseason opener was pushed back due to the league eliminating a preseason game, that doesn’t mean a roster projection wouldn’t fit.

It’s been a busy training camp, and two weeks and 10 practices in, there’s certainly been some movement on the roster. Which players have made the most of their opportunities so far? Who needs to have a big showing in preseason games and joint practices? Let’s take a look at where things seemingly stand.

Note: Players are listed alphabetically by position.

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