Following the Patriots’ final cuts on Saturday, we know the personnel at each position group heading into the regular season. Here’s a glance.


Tom Brady: 15th season, 207 starts, fresh off having four-game suspension overturned and even more motivated.

Jimmy Garoppolo: second season, no starts, completed 76.3 percent of his passes in preseason.

Running back

LeGarrette Blount: sixth season, suspended one game, will carry majority of load in running game once he returns.

Brandon Bolden: fourth season, valued on special teams, could see more action when Blount is out.

Travaris Cadet: fourth season, will get his fair shake with Blount out.

Dion Lewis: fourth season, shifty runner who will have decent role in offense.


James White: second season, could play a role in passing game out of backfield.


Danny Amendola: seventh season, didn’t live up to expectations last season, will play a role in punt return game.

Aaron Dobson: third season, second biggest receiver on the roster behind Brandon LaFell.

Julian Edelman: seventh season, will be Brady’s main target, especially while LaFell is out.

Chris Harper: rookie out of Cal, dazzled on plays throughout the summer, likely made the team with the release of Reggie Wayne.

Brandon LaFell: sixth season, on the PUP list until Week 7, biggest receiver of the bunch.

Matthew Slater: eighth season, special teams ace and valued leader in locker room.

Offensive line

The Patriots offensive line includes three rookies this year.
The Patriots offensive line includes three rookies this year.Winslow Townson/Associated Press

David Andrews: undrafted rookie out of Georgia, will serve as backup center.

Nate Solder: fifth season, had an up-and-down 2014 season, but played the whole year after treatment for testicular cancer, play became more consistent in the postseason.

Sebastian Vollmer: seventh season, started 15 regular season games last year at right tackle.

Marcus Cannon: fifth season, started four games last season and saw action in all 16 regular season games.

Josh Kline: third season, logged time at right and left guard last season, starting four games and playing in 12.


Shaq Mason: rookie out of Georgia Tech, will have to adjust from a run-heavy attack to a more pro-style offense.

Bryan Stork: second season, anchors line at center, started 11 games last year and played in 13.

Ryan Wendell: seventh season, played center and right guard last season, starting 12 games and playing in 14.

Tre’ Jackson: rookie out of Florida State, who will likely be a factor at the guard position.

Tight end

Scott Chandler: eighth season, will serve as No. 2 tight end, was signed by the Patriots this offseason after five seasons with the Bills.

Rob Gronkowski: sixth season, poised for back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, healthy entering the season for the second straight year.

Michael Hoomanawanui: sixth season, a serviceable third stringer who the Patriots have kept around for going on four seasons now.

Michael Williams: third season, a big tight end (300 pounds) who can also play offensive line and has the versatility the Patriots like.


Patrick Chung: seventh season, has spent all but one season of his career with the Patriots, starting 15 of 16 games last season.

Nate Ebner: fourth season, special teams standout.

Duron Harmon: third season, will rotate in opposite McCourty.

Devin McCourty: sixth season, unquestioned leader of the secondary, has starting spot locked up.

Jordan Richards: rookie out of Stanford, touted for his smarts.

Tavon Wilson: fourth season, will also rotate in alongside Chung and Harmon.


Tarell Brown: ninth season, has one of top two spots, along with Butler.


Malcolm Butler: second season, wants to solidify his spot in the lineup and shake the notion that he’ll only be known for his Super Bowl-saving interception.

Bradley Fletcher: seventh season, new to the Patriots after two years with the Eagles and four with the Rams.

Logan Ryan: third season, started six games last season.


Jamie Collins: third season, freakish athlete who is expected to build on the breakout season he had last year.

Jonathan Freeny: fourth season, his first season in New England after four years in Miami.

Dont’a Hightower: fourth season, a staple in the linebacking corps last season, especially after Mayo went down.

Rufus Johnson: second season, little known player who was cut by the Saints this time last year before the Patriots signed him to a reserve contract last December.

Eric Martin: third season, the little-used player spent his first two years in the league with the Browns before the Patriots added him to their practice squad last December.

Jerod Mayo: eighth season, the vocal leader and quarterback of the front seven returns after missing the majority of last year with a torn pectoral muscle.

Defensive end

Rob Ninkovich, Chandler Jones, and Devin McCourty will all play big leadership roles on the defense.
Rob Ninkovich, Chandler Jones, and Devin McCourty will all play big leadership roles on the defense.Winslow Townson/Associated Press

Chandler Jones: fourth season, complements Rob Ninkovich in bringing pressure and setting the edge, started six games last season and played in 10 total.

Rob Ninkovich: 10th season, consistent along the line and versatile, started all 16 games last season.

Trey Flowers: rookie out of Arkansas, had a solid training camp.

Geneo Grissom: rookie out of Oklahoma, had a decent camp and will be used in rotation.


Defensive line

Alan Branch: ninth season, efficient in a limited role last season but it took him two weeks to pass his physical before he could join his teammates during training camp.

Malcom Brown: rookie out of Texas, expected to help fill the void left by Vince Wilfork’s departure.

Dominique Easley: second season, will be effective if he can stay healthy.

Jabaal Sheard: fifth season, acquired by New England after a trade with Cleveland.

Sealver Siliga: fourth season, helps fortify the interior alongside Branch, Brown, and Easley.

Khyri Thornton: second season, the 6-3, 315-pounder was a third-round pick of Green Bay in 2014

Special teams

Ryan Allen, P: third season, averaged 46.4 yards per punt last season and has had just one blocked in his two seasons.

Joe Cardona, LS: rookie out of the US Naval Academy, was the final piece to the special teams puzzle when the Patriots took a chance on him in the fifth round of this year’s draft.

Stephen Gostkowski, K: 10th season, made 94.6 percent of his field goals last season and led the league with 35 made field goals.

Rachel G. Bowers can be reached at rachel.bowers@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelGBowers.