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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.

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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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