The New England Patriots released wide receiver Cole Stanford yesterday, which brings their roster count back down to 89.
Trying to make this team as a wideout is going to be extremely tough, as the competition in that area is stiff. From Mike Reiss, here is the Patriots projected wide receiver depth chart:
Aaron Dobson (PUP)
Jeremy Gallon (PUP)
Wilson Van Hooser
(Special teams captain Matthew Slater also takes reps here).
There may not be a ridiculous amount of talent in this group, but they all work hard, and know their roles within this offense. I think the wide receivers will be one of the better positional groups for the Patriots in 2014. There are a number of different directions the Patriots could go in regards to filling that final roster spot, but adding a linebacker, or a tight end may be necessary in these coming weeks. Although another defensive lineman for the Patriots is never a bad idea.