Vacation time is over for the New England Patriots. Come July 25, all 90 men on the roster will be within the confines of Gillette Stadium for training camp.
For the better part of a month, each player will absorb themselves in the playbook, in meetings and in on-field contact. The days will start early and end late. There will be joint practices with other teams and even four exhibition games thrown into the mix.
And by Sept. 1, 37 Patriots will find themselves either on the the physically unable to perform list, injured reserve, the practice squad or looking for work.
While training camp is pivotal for every player, it is especially pivotal for the incumbents on the roster fringe. Some of whom haven't hit on all cylinders yet. None of whom want to be one of those 37.
So the question is: Which returning Patriots are facing make or break summers?
Let's take a closer look.