The New England Patriots’ depth chart is starting up to acquire shape as Monthly bill Belichick will get his group ready for the Carolina Panthers on a short 7 days.

Patriots starters will very likely see sizeable time Thursday in the “dress rehearsal” preseason recreation. We’ll have an even far better feeling of the Patriots’ depth chart by the end of the week.

But here’s what we’ve collected about the Patriots’ starters and backups with two months left to go ahead of standard-season planning begins.


Tom Brady

Brian Hoyer

Jarrett Stidham

— Hoyer still has the edge over Stidham for the backup occupation for now, but there are nonetheless two months for the standout rookie to thrust the veteran.

Managing Back

Sony Michel-James White

Rex Burkhead

Damien Harris

Brandon Bolden

Nick Brossette

— Harris could leapfrog Burkhead on the depth chart by the time the summer season is in excess of. He was really impressive in his preseason debut Saturday, and Burkhead struggled to obtain regularity previous season as he dealt with injuries.


James Develin

Andrew Beck

Jakob Johnson

— What other NFL crew goes three deep at fullback? Beck is the most athletic option in his team. Johnson will probable be on the Patriots’ exercise squad this year.


Julian Edelman-Philip Dorsett-Jakobi Meyers

N’Keal Harry

Maurice Harris

Braxton Berrios

Gunner Olszewski

Damoun Patterson

Ryan Davis

Matthew Slater

PUP: Demaryius Thomas, Cameron Meredith

NFI: Josh Gordon

— Assuming Gordon will come off NFI in advance of 7 days one, he would supplant Dorsett as a starter. We may be on an island listed here, but we’d prefer Meyers as a starter over Dorsett and Harry, both of whom are wounded, proper now.

Limited Conclude

Ben Watson (suspended)

Matt LaCosse

Ryan Izzo

Lance Kendricks

Stephen Anderson

Eric Saubert

— Izzo has impressed considering that LaCosse endured an personal injury in the Patriots’ initially preseason video game, in particular as a blocker. And he’s athletic enough to capture some passes. We however assume Watson will be the leading selection when he returns from suspension.


LT Isaiah Wynn-LG Joe Thuney-C David Andrews-RG Shaq Mason-RT Marcus Cannon

Ted Karras

Dan Skipper

Hjalte Froholdt

James Ferentz

Cole Croston

Tyler Gauthier

Tyrie St. Louis

Martez Ivey

Cedrick Lang

— Skipper is obviously the Patriots’ best solution at swing tackle ideal now, but we have a experience the Patriots could slip him onto the practice squad in buy to continue to keep just 7 offensive linemen. That would make Thuney the crisis backup offensive deal with if an injuries occurred in the course of a game.


Lawrence Male-Michael Bennett

Danny Shelton

Adam Butler

Deatrich Smart Jr.

Byron Cowart

Mike Pennel

Keionta Davis

David Parry

Ufomba Kamalu

Nick Thurman

— Pennel has been a slight disappointment due to the fact coming to the Patriots as a free agent. He’s evidently guiding Shelton as the Patriots’ major nose tackle based on observe and preseason reps. This team is genuinely deep. All of these gamers are gifted and could catch on somewhere else.


Kyle Van Noy-Dont’a Hightower-Ja’Whaun Bentley-Jamie Collins

John Simon

Shilique Calhoun

Elandon Roberts

Derek Rivers

Calvin Munson

Brandon King

Chase Winovich

Trent Harris

Christian Sam

Terez Hall

— This is an additional actually deep team. We’re slotting in Bentley as the Patriots’ eleventh “starter” on defense. That spot also could go to Shelton, Simon, Winovich or Calhoun dependent on how the Patriots want to situate their defensive front in a supplied sport. Hope Winovich to climb the depth chart by the finish of the summertime. The Patriots have labored him in on the third team so significantly.


Stephon Gilmore-Jason McCourty-Jonathan Jones

JC Jackson

Joejuan Williams

Keion Crossen

Duke Dawson

Ken Webster

— McCourty is forward of Jackson based mostly on practice and preseason snaps. We continue to feel Jackson could supplant McCourty or Jones for a beginning job early in the year.


Devin McCourty-Patrick Chung

Duron Harmon

Terrence Brooks

Obi Melifonwu

Nate Ebner

A.J. Howard

Malik Gant

— Brooks and Harmon are neck-and-neck for that No. three part.

Unique Teams

K Stephen Gostkowski-P Jake Bailey-LS Joe Cardona

— The Patriots produced punter Ryan Allen on Monday, supplying Bailey the leading punting occupation.

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