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The New England Patriots have named their initial 53-man roster for the 2021 season.

Despite that, the roster won’t look exactly the same come opening day. New rules allow teams to place players on short-term injured reserve and bring them back after three weeks, but that requires said players to first be named to the 53-man roster. The Patriots have candidates for such a procedural move, which would open up additional roster spots in the coming days.


But for the most part, the Patriots’ roster is set. So let’s dive into each positional group and how things shook out on cutdown day…

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