Patriots 53-man roster projection: Offensive line trades affect outlook

Phil Perry
NBC Sports Boston

Odds were that the Patriots probably had a pretty good idea of how their 53-man roster would be constructed well before Thursday night. But one of the benefits of the preseason finale is that it's one last opportunity for players to do something to make their case for a job - whether that's in New England or elsewhere. 

Were there active-roster spots, or more likely practice-squad spots, determined when the Patriots and Giants squared off a week before the NFL officially kicks off its 100th season? Were there clues dropped by the coaching staff in terms of how they view the long-term prospects for certain players? 

Let's do some digging here with our final 53-man roster projection of the summer...

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Patriots 53-man roster projection: Offensive line trades affect outlook originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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