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NFL front offices do most of their roster building in the offseason, but they stay busy during the fall by holding tryouts and hosting players on official visits, often on Tuesdays and Fridays, the slowest work days of the week.
And the Patriots have been especially busy this season. The Globe obtained every NFL personnel notice since the start of the regular season, and upon review the Patriots had worked out 29 players through Tuesday, tied with the Giants for most in the NFL. The league average is 10 tryouts per team thus far, and New Orleans and Jacksonville had yet to hold one as of Tuesday.