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The state of the Patriots in 2021: Where each position group stands this offseason

Bill Belichick and the Patriots' front office have a lot of decisions to make.
Bill Belichick and the Patriots' front office have a lot of decisions to make.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Questions are swirling around the state of the Patriots. Who will start at quarterback? Can the Patriots find a decent wide receiver? What are the priorities on the offensive line?

Jim McBride offered up a position-by-position preview of New England’s roster as it stands this offseason.

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