Who to keep, who to cut
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Offense: Wide receiverThere are seven decent to great wide receivers on the Patriots roster right now, but likely only a place for six on the team. The competition among Taylor Price (pictured, left), Matthew Slater, Brandon Tate, and Buddy Farnham has been front and center. Price widened the gap from the group with a strong preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tate, who is the speedster, had been unavailable this preseason until last week against the Detroit Lions. Prior to that, Slater and Farnham had been able to showcase their skills, including on returns. So far, Slater has the edge.
Keep: Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Chad Ochocinco, Julian Edelman, Taylor Price, Matthew Slater, Brandon Tate.
Cut: Tiquan Underwood, Buddy Farnham.