New England Patriots Roster 2018 Patriots Roster

9-5, 1st AFC East

vs BUF

6:00 pm UTC, 12/23

Does it matter who is on the Patriots? They are going to be good anyway. Tom Brady is over 40, and is starting to think about retirement more and more. The Pats did have a plan in place, but now they do not have a lot of depth behind Brady. At other positions they have plenty, and seemingly replace whoever leaves. That was the case with Dion Lewis, who is now in Tennessee. They signed Jeremy Hill, another Cincinnati Bengals back, as Rex Burkhead was signed last season. James White, and Sony Michel are also in the mix. It was odd to see Michel drafted, but it is hard to write off anything the Patriots do. The Patriots took another Bills wide receiver, and will look to show the Bills how to actually play football. Jordan Matthews is in town, and Chris Hogan has been a guy who has provided when called upon.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Tom Brady Tom Brady T. Brady 12
99
#1 QB 1 6'4" 225 41 8/3/77 19 2000 6 199 Michigan
QB Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer B. Hoyer 2
79
#25 QB 2 6'2" 215 33 10/13/85 10 2009 Michigan State
RB Sony Michel Sony Michel S. Michel 26
76
#60 RB 1 5'11" 214 23 2/17/95 0 2018 1 31 Georgia
RB James White James White J. White 28
85
#20 RB 2 5'9" 204 26 2/3/92 5 2014 4 130 Wisconsin
RB Rex Burkhead Rex Burkhead R. Burkhead 34
80
#39 RB 3 5'10" 214 28 7/2/90 6 2013 6 190 Nebraska
RB James Develin James Develin J. Develin 46
78
#46 RB 4 6'3" 260 30 7/23/88 6 2010 Brown
OT Marcus Cannon Marcus Cannon M. Cannon 61
80
#28 OT 1 6'5" 358 30 5/6/88 8 2011 5 138 TCU
OT Trenton Brown Trenton Brown T. Brown 77
84
#13 OT 1 6'8" 355 25 4/13/93 4 2015 7 244 Florida
OT LaAdrian Waddle LaAdrian Waddle L. Waddle 68
70
#74 OT 2 6'6" 321 27 7/21/91 6 2013 Texas Tech
OT Matt Tobin Matt Tobin M. Tobin 64
74
#47 OT 6'6" 303 28 6/5/90 6 2013 Iowa
SS Patrick Chung Patrick Chung P. Chung 23
85
#9 SS 1 5'11" 212 31 8/19/87 10 2009 2 34 Oregon
SS Duron Harmon Duron Harmon D. Harmon 21
78
#23 SS 2 6'1" 204 27 1/24/91 6 2013 3 91 Rutgers
P Ryan Allen Ryan Allen R. Allen 6
79
#15 P 1 6'1" 215 28 2/28/90 6 2013 Louisiana Tech
FS Devin McCourty Devin McCourty D. McCourty 32
91
#6 FS 1 5'11" 193 31 8/13/87 9 2010 1 27 Rutgers
FS Nate Ebner Nate Ebner N. Ebner 43
66
#64 FS 2 6'0" 205 29 12/14/89 7 2012 6 197 Ohio State
LS Joe Cardona Joe Cardona J. Cardona 49
64
#18 LS 6'2" 232 26 4/16/92 4 2015 5 166 Navy
C David Andrews David Andrews D. Andrews 60
82
#12 C 1 6'2" 286 26 7/10/92 4 2015 Georgia
C Brian Schwenke Brian Schwenke B. Schwenke 63
72
#56 C 6'3" 314 27 3/22/91 6 2013 4 107 California
DT Lawrence Guy Lawrence Guy L. Guy 93
80
#21 DT 1 6'4" 300 28 3/17/90 8 2011 7 233 Arizona State
DT Malcom Brown Malcom Brown M. Brown 90
84
#12 DT 1 6'2" 319 25 5/15/93 4 2015 1 32 Texas
DT Danny Shelton Danny Shelton D. Shelton 71
87
#8 DT 2 6'2" 339 25 8/20/93 4 2015 1 12 Washington
DT Adam Butler Adam Butler A. Butler 70
75
#42 DT 2 6'4" 301 24 4/12/94 2 2017 Vanderbilt
DT Deatrich Wise Jr Deatrich Wise Jr D. Wise Jr 91
75
#80 DT 3 6'5" 275 24 7/26/94 2 2017 4 131 Arkansas
LB Dont'a Hightower Dont'a Hightower D. Hightower 54
85
#1 LB 1 6'2" 262 28 3/12/90 7 2012 1 25 Alabama
LB Kyle Van Noy Kyle Van Noy K. Van Noy 53
77
#2 LB 1 6'3" 243 28 6/19/90 5 2014 2 40 BYU
LB Elandon Roberts Elandon Roberts E. Roberts 52
73
#3 LB 1 6'0" 235 24 4/22/94 3 2016 6 214 Houston
LB Brandon King Brandon King B. King 36
60
#8 LB 2 6'2" 212 25 6/8/93 4 2015 Auburn
LB Albert McClellan Albert McClellan A. McClellan 59
74
#40 LB 2 6'1" 245 32 6/4/86 8 2010 Marshall
LB Ramon Humber Ramon Humber R. Humber 50
70
#80 LB 2 5'11" 232 31 8/10/87 10 2009 North Dakota State
WR Julian Edelman Julian Edelman J. Edelman 11
89
#7 WR 1 5'10" 198 32 5/22/86 10 2009 7 232 Kent State
WR Josh Gordon Josh Gordon J. Gordon 10
80
#64 WR 1 6'3" 225 27 4/13/91 3 2012 2 Baylor
WR Chris Hogan Chris Hogan C. Hogan 15
81
#54 WR 1 6'1" 215 30 10/24/88 6 2011 Monmouth - NJ
WR Phillip Dorsett Phillip Dorsett P. Dorsett 13
74
#107 WR 2 5'10" 185 26 12/3/92 4 2015 1 29 Miami
WR Matthew Slater Matthew Slater M. Slater 18
68
#149 WR 2 6'0" 200 33 9/9/85 11 2008 5 153 UCLA
WR Cordarrelle Patterson Cordarrelle Patterson C. Patterson 84
77
#83 WR 2 6'2" 216 27 3/17/91 6 2013 1 29 Tennessee
TE Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski R. Gronkowski 87
98
#1 TE 1 6'6" 265 29 5/14/89 9 2010 2 42 Arizona
TE Dwayne Allen Dwayne Allen D. Allen 83
80
#23 TE 2 6'3" 255 28 2/24/90 7 2012 3 64 Clemson
TE Jacob Hollister Jacob Hollister J. Hollister 47
60
#105 TE 3 6'4" 239 25 11/18/93 2 2017 Wyoming
DE Trey Flowers Trey Flowers T. Flowers 98
87
#15 DE 1 6'2" 266 25 8/16/93 4 2015 4 101 Arkansas
DE Adrian Clayborn Adrian Clayborn A. Clayborn 94
85
#22 DE 1 6'3" 281 30 6/20/88 8 2011 1 20 Iowa
DE Derek Rivers Derek Rivers D. Rivers 95
74
#81 DE 2 6'4" 250 23 5/9/95 2 2017 3 83 Youngstown State
DE Keionta Davis Keionta Davis K. Davis 58
68
#119 DE 3 6'3" 271 24 3/1/94 2 2017 Tennessee-Chattanooga
DE John Simon John Simon J. Simon 55
80
#33 DE 3 6'1" 257 28 10/14/90 6 2013 4 129 Ohio State
DE Geneo Grissom Geneo Grissom G. Grissom 96
65
#141 DE 6'3" 262 26 6/4/92 4 2015 3 97 Oklahoma
CB Jason McCourty Jason McCourty J. McCourty 30
86
#21 CB 1 6'0" 188 31 8/13/87 10 2009 6 203 Rutgers
CB Stephon Gilmore Stephon Gilmore S. Gilmore 24
89
#11 CB 1 6'0" 190 28 9/19/90 7 2012 1 10 South Carolina
CB J.C. Jackson J.C. Jackson J. Jackson 27
67
#146 CB 2 5'10" 201 23 11/17/95 0 2018
CB Jonathan Jones Jonathan Jones J. Jones 31
77
#69 CB 2 5'9" 186 25 9/20/93 3 2016 Auburn
CB Obi Melifonwu Obi Melifonwu O. Melifonwu 22
76
#29 CB 3 6'4" 219 24 4/5/94 2 2017 2 56 Connecticut
CB Keion Crossen Keion Crossen K. Crossen 35
69
#120 CB 3 5'9" 178 22 4/17/96 0 2018 7 243
CB Eric Rowe Eric Rowe E. Rowe 25
73
#99 CB 6'1" 205 26 10/3/92 4 2015 2 47 Utah
G Ted Karras Ted Karras T. Karras 75
67
#87 G 1 6'4" 308 25 3/15/93 3 2016 6 221 Illinois
G Joe Thuney Joe Thuney J. Thuney 62
77
#35 G 1 6'5" 304 26 11/30/92 3 2016 3 78 North Carolina State
G Shaq Mason Shaq Mason S. Mason 69
84
#13 G 2 6'2" 310 25 8/28/93 4 2015 4 131 Georgia Tech
K Stephen Gostkowski Stephen Gostkowski S. Gostkowski 3
82
#9 K 1 6'1" 215 34 1/28/84 13 2006 4 118 Memphis

Patriots Ready to Bounce Back to Super Bowl

The 2017-18 season ended in dismay for a Patriots team that fell prey to the Eagles in the Super Bowl. Recovering from a massive loss is never easy, but when you are the Patriots, you become quicker to adapt. The first question faced by the team was the mindset of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Both players toyed with the idea of retirement following the Super Bowl. For Brady, who just turned 41, the idea of retirement was quickly faded due to his interviews that showed he still had some years left in the tank. Gronkowski followed suit and both players reported to camp within the necessary time frame.

Some of the most interesting headlines for the team are coming within the receiving corps. The team lost Brandin Cooks, they will play the first four games without Julian Edleman, and they just released Malcolm Mitchell. The biggest concern will Cooks was contractual obligations. He is past the rookie minimums and would be requiring some heavy cash heading into the future of NFL contract obligations. The team decided to end that discussion before it formed steam, allowing Cooks to sign elsewhere. The Edleman suspension is a blow to a team who lives in the slot position. Malcolm Mitchell never returned to form. An injury caused him to miss the entire 2017 season and he hasn't contributed to the team since their last Super Bowl victory. This leaves the team will a slew of guys with concerns. The two bright spots are the return of Chris Hogan and the recent signing of Eric Decker. Both players are healthy and ready-to-roll this season. Kenny Britt is still battling a major injury, leaving many to question if he'll make the cut. The team also has a few make-or-break guys in Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson. It is now or never for these guys as both have shared experience across different facets of receiving positions.

One of the most exciting bits of information was tailored to the defense. Devin McCourty now gets to play and learn aside his brother, Jason McCourty. The team acquired McCourty from Cleveland, creating a reunion of talents that haven't gotten to play alongside one another for quite some time. This was not a sentimental move, rather is helps boost the morale and chemistry on the defense. All acquired in the trade with the Browns was big defensive lineman, Danny Shelton. Shelton affords the team the ability to strengthen their outside rush attack. Working primarily from the nose position, Shelton cam plug up holes quickly and reduce downfield penetration from backs. The signing of a seasoned Adrian Clayborn also bodes well for a strengthened defensive line.

The team also picked up a wildcard piece in the draft. In terms of fantasy football, the name Sonny Michel is probably late-round at best on draft boards. Belichick's way at the running position has always confused fantasy owners. One trend has remained consistent: he does favor the younger talent. Michel has a diversified playing style and can be featured on all downs. If you are looking for a late-round stash or someone to dig you out of a hole come late-season playoff push, Michel can be that guy. Decker should also be high on your radar given the position he is being forced into, especially if he comes at a discount.