New England Patriots Roster 2018 Patriots Roster

11-5, 1st AFC East

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11:30 pm GMT, 2/3

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 20 2000 6 199 Michigan
QB Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer B. Hoyer 2
79
#25 QB 2 6'2" 215 33 10/13/85 11 2009 Michigan State
RB James Develin James Develin J. Develin 46
78
#46 RB 1 6'3" 260 30 7/23/88 7 2010 Brown
RB Sony Michel Sony Michel S. Michel 26
76
#60 RB 1 5'11" 214 23 2/17/95 2 2018 1 31 Georgia
RB James White James White J. White 28
85
#20 RB 2 5'9" 204 27 2/3/92 6 2014 4 130 Wisconsin
RB Rex Burkhead Rex Burkhead R. Burkhead 34
80
#39 RB 2 5'10" 214 28 7/2/90 7 2013 6 190 Nebraska
RB Shane Wimann Shane Wimann S. Wimann 35
66
#156 RB 6'3" 253 24 9/9/94 1 2018 Northern Illinois
OT Trenton Brown Trenton Brown T. Brown 77
84
#13 OT 1 6'8" 355 25 4/13/93 5 2015 7 244 Florida
OT Marcus Cannon Marcus Cannon M. Cannon 61
80
#28 OT 1 6'5" 358 30 5/6/88 9 2011 5 138 TCU
OT Ulrick John Ulrick John U. John 77
70
#78 OT 2 6'7" 290 26 5/20/92 5 2014 7 232 Georgia State
OT LaAdrian Waddle LaAdrian Waddle L. Waddle 68
70
#74 OT 2 6'6" 321 27 7/21/91 7 2013 Texas Tech
OT Matt Tobin Matt Tobin M. Tobin 64
74
#47 OT 6'6" 303 28 6/5/90 6 2013 Iowa
OT Ryker Mathews Ryker Mathews R. Mathews 70
69
6'5" 324 26 11/28/92 0 2016 BYU
SS Patrick Chung Patrick Chung P. Chung 23
85
#9 SS 1 5'11" 212 31 8/19/87 11 2009 2 34 Oregon
SS Duron Harmon Duron Harmon D. Harmon 21
78
#23 SS 2 6'1" 204 28 1/24/91 7 2013 3 91 Rutgers
SS Duke Dawson Duke Dawson D. Dawson 42
68
#151 SS 3 5'11" 197 23 10/13/95 2 2018 2 56 Florida
P Ryan Allen Ryan Allen R. Allen 6
79
#15 P 1 6'1" 215 28 2/28/90 7 2013 Louisiana Tech
FS Devin McCourty Devin McCourty D. McCourty 32
91
#6 FS 1 5'11" 193 31 8/13/87 10 2010 1 27 Rutgers
FS Nate Ebner Nate Ebner N. Ebner 43
66
#64 FS 2 6'0" 205 29 12/14/89 8 2012 6 197 Ohio State
LS Joe Cardona Joe Cardona J. Cardona 49
64
#18 LS 6'2" 232 26 4/16/92 5 2015 5 166 Navy
C David Andrews David Andrews D. Andrews 60
82
#12 C 1 6'2" 286 26 7/10/92 5 2015 Georgia
C Ted Karras Ted Karras T. Karras 75
67
#87 C 2 6'4" 308 25 3/15/93 4 2016 6 221 Illinois
DT Lawrence Guy Lawrence Guy L. Guy 93
80
#21 DT 1 6'4" 300 28 3/17/90 9 2011 7 233 Arizona State
DT Malcom Brown Malcom Brown M. Brown 90
84
#12 DT 1 6'2" 319 25 5/15/93 5 2015 1 32 Texas
DT Adam Butler Adam Butler A. Butler 70
75
#42 DT 2 6'4" 301 24 4/12/94 3 2017 Vanderbilt
DT Danny Shelton Danny Shelton D. Shelton 71
87
#8 DT 2 6'2" 339 25 8/20/93 5 2015 1 12 Washington
DT Ufomba Kamalu Ufomba Kamalu U. Kamalu 97
65
#164 DT 3 6'5" 291 26 11/2/92 4 2016 Miami
LB Dont'a Hightower Dont'a Hightower D. Hightower 54
85
#1 LB 1 6'2" 262 28 3/12/90 8 2012 1 25 Alabama
LB Kyle Van Noy Kyle Van Noy K. V. Noy 53
77
#2 LB 1 6'3" 243 28 6/19/90 6 2014 2 40 BYU
LB Ramon Humber Ramon Humber R. Humber 50
70
#80 LB 2 5'11" 232 31 8/10/87 11 2009 North Dakota State
LB Elandon Roberts Elandon Roberts E. Roberts 52
73
#3 LB 2 6'0" 235 24 4/22/94 4 2016 6 214 Houston
LB Albert McClellan Albert McClellan A. McClellan 59
74
#40 LB 3 6'1" 245 32 6/4/86 9 2010 Marshall
LB Brandon King Brandon King B. King 36
60
#8 LB 3 6'2" 212 25 6/8/93 5 2015 Auburn
LB Ja'whaun Bentley Ja'whaun Bentley J. Bentley 51
66
#6 LB 6'2" 250 22 8/24/96 0 2018 5 143
LB Christian Sam Christian Sam C. Sam 44
67
#18 LB 6'1" 244 22 6/7/96 0 2018 6 178
WR Chris Hogan Chris Hogan C. Hogan 15
81
#54 WR 1 6'1" 215 30 10/24/88 7 2011 Monmouth - NJ
WR Julian Edelman Julian Edelman J. Edelman 11
89
#7 WR 1 5'10" 198 32 5/22/86 11 2009 7 232 Kent State
WR Cordarrelle Patterson Cordarrelle Patterson C. Patterson 84
77
#83 WR 2 6'2" 216 27 3/17/91 7 2013 1 29 Tennessee
WR Phillip Dorsett Phillip Dorsett P. Dorsett 13
74
#107 WR 2 5'10" 185 26 12/3/92 5 2015 1 29 Miami
WR Matthew Slater Matthew Slater M. Slater 18
68
#149 WR 3 6'0" 200 33 9/9/85 12 2008 5 153 UCLA
WR Braxton Berrios Braxton Berrios B. Berrios 14
69
#141 WR 3 5'9" 184 23 10/6/95 1 2018 6 210
WR Cody Hollister Cody Hollister C. Hollister 81
67
#264 WR 6'4" 209 25 11/18/93 1 2017 Arkansas
WR Devin Lucien Devin Lucien D. Lucien 10
64
6'0" 192 25 6/26/93 1 2016 7 225 Arizona State
WR Malcolm Mitchell Malcolm Mitchell M. Mitchell 19
73
#88 WR 6'0" 198 26 7/20/92 2 2016 4 112 Georgia
WR Darren Andrews Darren Andrews D. Andrews 16
69
5'10" 194 23 8/5/95 1 2018 UCLA
WR Kenny Britt Kenny Britt K. Britt 88
75
#91 WR 6'3" 215 30 9/19/88 10 2009 1 30 Rutgers
WR KJ Maye KJ Maye K. Maye 16
65
5'8" 194 24 2/25/94 1 2016 Minnesota
WR Eric Decker Eric Decker E. Decker 81
83
6'3" 215 31 3/15/87 9 2010 3 87 Minnesota
DB Jonathan Jones Jonathan Jones J. Jones 31
77
#69 DB 1 5'9" 186 25 9/20/93 4 2016 Auburn
TE Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski R. Gronkowski 87
98
#1 TE 1 6'6" 265 29 5/14/89 10 2010 2 42 Arizona
TE Dwayne Allen Dwayne Allen D. Allen 83
80
#23 TE 2 6'3" 255 28 2/24/90 8 2012 3 64 Clemson
TE Ryan Izzo Ryan Izzo R. Izzo 85
69
#70 TE 6'5" 256 23 12/21/95 1 2018 7 250
TE Martellus Bennett Martellus Bennett M. Bennett 88
81
6'6" 265 32 1/10/87 11 2008 2 61 Texas A&M
TE Jacob Hollister Jacob Hollister J. Hollister 47
60
#105 TE 6'4" 239 25 11/18/93 3 2017 Wyoming
TE Troy Niklas Troy Niklas T. Niklas 86
72
#56 TE 6'6" 270 26 9/18/92 5 2014 2 52 Notre Dame
DE Deatrich Wise Jr Deatrich Wise Jr D. W. Jr 91
75
#80 DE 1 6'5" 275 24 7/26/94 3 2017 4 131 Arkansas
DE Trey Flowers Trey Flowers T. Flowers 98
87
#15 DE 1 6'2" 266 25 8/16/93 5 2015 4 101 Arkansas
DE Derek Rivers Derek Rivers D. Rivers 95
74
#81 DE 2 6'4" 250 23 5/9/95 3 2017 3 83 Youngstown State
DE Adrian Clayborn Adrian Clayborn A. Clayborn 94
85
#22 DE 2 6'3" 281 30 6/20/88 9 2011 1 20 Iowa
DE Keionta Davis Keionta Davis K. Davis 58
68
#119 DE 3 6'3" 271 24 3/1/94 3 2017 Tennessee-Chattanooga
DE John Simon John Simon J. Simon 55
80
#33 DE 3 6'1" 257 28 10/14/90 7 2013 4 129 Ohio State
DE Caleb Kidder Caleb Kidder C. Kidder 64
69
6'4" 260 25 2/4/94 1 2017 Montana
FB Henry Poggi Henry Poggi H. Poggi 48
69
#13 FB 6'4" 266 24 8/9/94 1 2018 Michigan
CB Stephon Gilmore Stephon Gilmore S. Gilmore 24
89
#11 CB 1 6'0" 190 28 9/19/90 8 2012 1 10 South Carolina
CB Jason McCourty Jason McCourty J. McCourty 30
86
#21 CB 1 6'0" 188 31 8/13/87 11 2009 6 203 Rutgers
CB J.C. Jackson J.C. Jackson J. Jackson 27
67
#146 CB 2 5'10" 201 23 11/17/95 2 2018
CB Obi Melifonwu Obi Melifonwu O. Melifonwu 22
76
#29 CB 3 6'4" 219 24 4/5/94 3 2017 2 56 Connecticut
CB Keion Crossen Keion Crossen K. Crossen 35
69
#120 CB 3 5'9" 178 22 4/17/96 2 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
NT David Parry David Parry D. Parry 95
69
#26 NT 6'1" 308 26 3/7/92 5 2015 5 151 Stanford
G Joe Thuney Joe Thuney J. Thuney 62
77
#35 G 1 6'5" 304 26 11/30/92 4 2016 3 78 North Carolina State
G Shaq Mason Shaq Mason S. Mason 69
84
#13 G 1 6'2" 310 25 8/28/93 5 2015 4 131 Georgia Tech
G Brian Schwenke Brian Schwenke B. Schwenke 63
72
#56 G 2 6'3" 314 27 3/22/91 7 2013 4 107 California
K Stephen Gostkowski Stephen Gostkowski S. Gostkowski 3
82
#9 K 1 6'1" 215 35 1/28/84 14 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.