Here’s the Patriots’ initial 53-man roster

Phillip Dorsett, Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Matthew Slater make up the wide receiving corps at the moment.

Though the Patriots have several new players this year, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are back doing what they do.
Though the Patriots have several new players this year, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are back doing what they do. –Elsa / Getty Images

The Patriots announced their 53-man roster shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday, after releasing several players and officially placing others on injured reserve.

Though the roster is close to final, it only has 52 players, leaving room for at least one more addition. Tight end Ryan Izzo will reportedly head to IR as well, which means multiple changes are likely imminent.

Here’s the roster, as it stands as of Saturday at 7 p.m.

Quarterback (2): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer

Running back (4): Rex Burkhead, Jeremy Hill, Sony Michel, James White

Wide receiver (4): Phillip Dorsett, Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Matthew Slater

Tight end (5): Dwyane Allen, James Develin, Rob Gronkowski, Jacob Hollister, Ryan Izzo

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Offensive line (7): David Andrews, Trent Brown, Marcus Cannon, Ted Karras, Shaq Mason, Joe Thuney, LaAdrian Waddle

Defensive line (10): Malcom Brown, Adam Butler, Adrian Clayborn, Keionta Davis, Trey Flowers, Geneo Grissom, Lawrence Guy, Derek Rivers, Danny Shelton, Deatrich Wise

Linebacker (6): Ja’Whaun Bentley, Nicholas Grigsby, Dont’a Hightower, Brandon King, Elandon Roberts, Kyle Van Noy

Cornerback (7): Keion Crossen, Duke Dawson, Stephon Gilmore, J.C. Jackson, Jonathan Jones, Jason McCourty, Eric Rowe

Safety (4): Patrick Chung, Nate Ebner, Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty

Specialists (3): Ryan Allen, Joe Cardona, Stephen Gostkowski

A look at the depth chart, per Patriots.com.

It’s certainly possible the Patriots could add another wide receiver to play alongside Dorsett, Hogan, and Patterson in Julian Edelman’s absence. They could also use the final roster spot for an offensive tackle, or potentially a third-string quarterback.

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