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New England Patriots 53-man roster projection

James White is the early favorite to be the lead pass-catcher out of the backfield. Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

The New England Patriots open training camp on July 30 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Here's an initial 53-man roster projection:

Quarterbacks (2*): Tom Brady (suspended), Jimmy Garoppolo, Matt Flynn

Running backs (4*): LeGarrette Blount (suspended), Jonas Gray, Brandon Bolden, James White, Travaris Cadet (cut: Tyler Gaffney, Dion Lewis)

Fullback (1): James Develin

Tight ends (3): Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler, Michael Hoomanawanui (cut: A.J. Derby, Jake Bequette, Jimmay Mundine)

Wide receiver (5): Brandon LaFell, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Brian Tyms (cut: Josh Boyce, Brandon Gibson, Chris Harper, Jonathan Krause)

Offensive tackle (4): Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer, Marcus Cannon, Cameron Fleming (cut: Kevin Hughes)

Guard (4): Josh Kline, Ryan Wendell, Tre' Jackson, Shaq Mason (cut: Jordan Devey, Caylin Hauptmann, Chris Barker)

Center (1): Bryan Stork (cut: David Andrews)

Defensive tackles (5): Dominque Easley, Chris Jones, Malcom Brown, Sealver Siliga, Zach Moore (cut: Alan Branch, Antonio Johnson, Joe Vellano, Vince Taylor)

Defensive ends (5): Rob Ninkovich, Chandler Jones, Jabaal Sheard, Trey Flowers, Geneo Grissom (cut: Xzavier Dickson, Rufus Johnson)

Off-the-line linebackers (5): Jerod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Jamie Collins, James Morris, Matt Wells (cut: Darius Fleming, Dane Fletcher, Jonathan Freeny, D.J. Lynch, Eric Martin, Chris White, Dekoda Watson)

Cornerbacks (5): Logan Ryan, Malcolm Butler, Bradley Fletcher, Tarell Brown, Darryl Roberts (cut: Robert McClain, a href="http://espn.com/nfl/player/_/id/3060026/jimmy-jean">Jimmy Jean, Dax Swanson, Justin Green, Derek Cox)

Safeties (5): Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Jordan Richards, Duron Harmon Nate Ebner (cut: Tavon Wilson, Brandon King)

Kicker (1): Stephen Gostkowski

Punter (1): Ryan Allen

Snapper (1): Joe Cardona

Coverage player (1): Matthew Slater