With training camp right around the corner, the Patriots are starting to get everything lined up for the first practice next Wednesday. Apparently, that includes updating their team website.
On Thursday, it was pointed out by Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald that the team had updated the ‘coaches’ page on its website with new titles for 2023. But, that wasn’t all.
Kyed later pointed out that the Patriots have also updated the heights and weights for all players on their roster. That makes sense, given official measurements for players are usually taken as players report to the facility for the start of camp.
While most players, especially veterans – especially veterans – don’t see much change from year-to-year, others may work to add or remove significant weight. That can often be at the request of the team, which may want a player to change their body type to better fit a particular role they have in mind. Plus, rookies generally add weight to adapt to the physical demands that come with playing in the NFL.
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When players put on weight, there is always one major question – can they still be as fast and agile with the added mass on their frame? That will be a focus for a number of the players who bulked up for the Patriots.
It’s also important to keep in mind these are players’ starting measurements for the season. NFL players often lose weight over the course of the season, so guys may bulk up a little bit going into camp to accommodate.
That being said – Going through the latest updates to the Patriots’ roster, are their any changes that stand out as potential clues to players’ usage in 2023? Here are a few that stood out…