Patriots veterans entering training camp on the roster bubble for the 2023 season

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Trent Brown

Even before the confusing reports regarding his absence from minicamp a few weeks ago circulated online, Trent Brown would likely find himself fighting for his job throughout training camp and preseason.

Although the team undoubtedly needs as much help on the offensive line as possible, Brown's performance in the latter half of last season became noticeably inconsistent, which didn't bode well with Isaiah Wynn's struggles on the other side.

Pair that with Brown missing minicamp last month, and he now finds himself on the outside looking in, for now.

Whatever the reason for his absence is yet to be clarified, as it was first reported to be weather delays causing him to arrive later than expected. Training camp will inevitably become a make-it-or-break-it summer for Brown as he fights to remain on the team over the newly signed free agents and rookies.