Roster reset: Changes since Week 1

January, 1, 2013
1/01/13
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With the regular season concluded, it seems like an appropriate time to reset the Patriots roster and examine how it differs today as comapared to Week 1 of the regular season.

QUARTERBACK (2): Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett
OPENING DAY (2): Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett

RUNNING BACK (4): Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden
OPENING DAY (4): Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden

FULLBACK (0): None
OPENING DAY (1): Lex Hilliard

TIGHT END (4): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells, Michael Hoomanawanui
OPENING DAY (4): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells, Michael Hoomanawanui

WIDE RECEIVERS (5): Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch, Matthew Slater, Kamar Aiken
OPENING DAY (5): Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater, Greg Salas

OFFENSIVE LINE (9): Logan Mankins, Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Ryan Wendell, Dan Connolly, Donald Thomas, Nick McDonald, Marcus Cannon, Markus Zusevics
OPENING DAY (8): Logan Mankins, Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Ryan Wendell, Dan Connolly, Donald Thomas, Nick McDonald, Marcus Cannon

DEFENSIVE LINE (9): Vince Wilfork, Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Kyle Love, Jermaine Cunningham, Trevor Scott, Justin Francis, Brandon Deaderick, Jake Bequette
OPENING DAY (11): Vince Wilfork, Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Kyle Love, Jermaine Cunningham, Trevor Scott, Justin Francis, Brandon Deaderick, Ron Brace, Jake Bequette, Marcus Forston

LINEBACKERS (6): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, Tracy White, Niko Koutovides, Mike Rivera,
OPENING DAY (5): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, Tracy White, Mike Rivera

DEFENSIVE BACKS (11): Devin McCourty, Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington, Steve Gregory, Patrick Chung, Alfonzo Dennard, Tavon Wilson, Marquice Cole, Nate Ebner, Malcolm Williams, Derrick Martin
OPENING DAY (10): Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Steve Gregory, Patrick Chung, Alfonzo Dennard, Tavon Wilson, Marquice Cole, Nate Ebner, Ras-I Dowling, Sterling Moore

SPECIALISTS (3): Punter Zoltan Mesko, Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, Long snapper Danny Aiken
OPENING DAY (3): Punter Zoltan Mesko, Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, Long snapper Danny Aiken

Players added (7): WR Deion Branch, LB Niko Koutovides, DB Malcolm Williams, DB Derrick Martin, CB Aqib Talib, OL Markus Zusevics, WR Kamar Aiken
Players subtracted (7): FB Lex Hilliard, WR Greg Salas, DL Marcus Forston, CB Ras-I Dowling (placed on injured reserve), CB Sterling Moore, WR Julian Edelman (placed on injured reserve), DL Ron Brace
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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