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Patriots roster check: 88 players

After drafting 12 players and signing nine rookie free agents, the Patriots now have 88 players on their roster. NFL teams are not allowed to have more than 80 players under contract at any time, but since the team's rookies have yet to ink contracts, the number of players on the roster can surpass 80.

Here is the breakdown:

Quarterback (4): Brady, Hoyer, Robinson, Rowe

Running back (6): Maroney, Taylor, Morris, Faulk, Green-Ellis, Paschall

Receiver (13): Moss, Welker, Holt, Edelman, Tate, Aiken, Price, Patten, Stanback, Slater, Anderson, Jenkins, Farnham

Tight end (5): Crumpler, Gronkowski, Hernandez, Agnone, Myers

Offensive line (14): Light, Mankins, Koppen, Neal, Kaczur, Vollmer, LeVoir, Ohrnberger, Larsen, Welch, Wendell, Connolly, Bussey, Wise

Defensive line (13): Wilfork, T. Warren, Wright, G. Warren, Lewis, Brace, Pryor, Richard, Deaderick, Weston, Gordon, Grady, Love

Linebacker (14): Mayo, Guyton, McKenzie, Spikes, Banta-Cain, Ninkovich, Woods, Crable, Cunningham, Murrell, Davis, Alexander, Williams, Fletcher

Defensive back (15): Bodden, Butler, McCourty, Springs, Wilhite, Wheatley, Meriweather, McGowan, Chung, Sanders, Arrington, Lockett, Brown, Johnson, Ventrone

Specialists (4): Gostkowski, Mesko, King, Ingram