Re-setting the game-day roster

OAKLAND -- With the Patriots declaring tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee); offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back); defensive linemen Mike Wright (concussion) and Albert Haynesworth (back); and cornerbacks Leigh Bodden (groin) and Ras-I Dowling (hip) out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, here is a look at the projected 46-man game-day roster:


Quarterback (2): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer

Running back (4): BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen

Receiver (6): Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Chad Ochocinco, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater, Taylor Price (debut)

Tight end (1): Rob Gronkowski

Offensive line (8): Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Dan Connolly, Brian Waters, Nate Solder, Donald Thomas, Thomas Welch, Ryan Wendell

(If all injured players who might be game-time decisions are cleared to play, QB Ryan Mallett would likely be the final inactive player.)

DEFENSE (projecting a 4-3 alignment) -- 22

Defensive line (7): Vince Wilfork, Shaun Ellis, Gerard Warren (debut), Andre Carter, Kyle Love, Mark Anderson, Jermaine Cunningham

Linebacker (7): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Rob Ninkovich, Gary Guyton, Dane Fletcher, Tracy White, Jeff Tarpinian

Cornerback (4): Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Antwaun Molden, Phillip Adams

Safety (4): Patrick Chung, Sergio Brown, Josh Barrett, James Ihedigbo


Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski

Punter: Zoltan Mesko

Snapper: Danny Aiken