4 Patriots players who won't survive training camp

The tail end of the roster won't be too kind to these Patriots players
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Now that training camps are in full swing, teams like the New England Patriots are tasked with figuring out just how they will compete with the best of the best.

Within the AFC East, the Patriots have their hands full and are probably the worst team in the division as it stands, if we're being honest. But, there is still room to make moves. There are still some free agents out there worth signing.

If the team does decide to make any moves, that means the Patriots will likely part ways with some names at the end of their roster. Who are those players that might not make it through training camp? There are four, in particular, that we'll highlight.

Ronnie Perkins, LB

The weak side linebacker position is a spot that's absolutely loaded for the Patriots, led by four-time Pro Bowler Matthew Judon, who ended last season with a career-high 15.5 sacks. Behind Judon is a guy fans think will dramatically break out this year, Josh Uche, whom the Patriots can use in a couple of different ways to get after the passer.

After Uche, there's former third-round pick Anfernee Jennings. The Alabama product is a rotational player for the Patriots and ended last year with 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and two passes defended.

Fourth at that spot on the depth chart is former third-round pick Ronnie Perkins, who has yet to appear in an NFL game. It should be pretty self-explanatory, then, why Perkins won't survive training camp to become part of the roster. If the Patriots made any in-camp moves, Perkins might be an easy cut.