The Patriots have already hit the field in Foxboro, but we'll have to wait until Monday to see them put the pads on for the first time.
It will be a training camp unlike any other; New England was supposed to open the preseason Thursday night against the Lions - and their 2020 season-opener against the Dolphins is just a month away.
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But Bill Belichick will have a lot of decisions to make over the next few weeks. Will Cam Newton seize the starting QB job as expected - and will the team carry both Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as well? How can the team make up for a league-high eight opt-outs including defensive stalwarts Dont'a Hightower and Patrick Chung along with starting right tackle Marcus Cannon? How many of the team's 10 draft picks from this spring will make the team?
Those questions will be answered over the coming weeks, but before practices begin in earnest, let's take an early look at how the team's roster will shake out.
Patriots 53-man roster projection entering training camp originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston