4 roster battles to watch for as the New England Patriots return for training camp

  • Who will become the next go-to guy for Mac Jones?
  • Will a rookie kicker win the job from Nick Folk?
  • Can a second-year running back secure the backup role behind Stevenson?
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Every year on every team, coaches and players alike will tell you that everyone competes for a spot on the roster. No matter who they are, how long they have been on the team, or their position, nothing in football is guaranteed.

So even though that's nothing new, the Patriots have key roster battles that can play a big part in how the team looks heading into the season.

What makes things a little more interesting is that there are still two roster spots for the Patriots to fill. That could increase competition amongst certain players or positions, creating a new set of battles we are yet to know about.

However, with that said, there are four positions we do know will see players competing to stand out and secure a roster spot that will be the most must-see feuds of the summer.