This July and August, the New England Patriots' training camp will bear witness to some of the fiercest roster battles in the entire NFL. Much of the talent jettisoned in the latter stages of roster building will likely find their way into other uniforms by season's end.
With the current collective bargaining agreement favoring cheap rookie labor, established veterans have a tougher row to hoe than in the past. Regardless of whether it is veteran or rookie—somebody has to be cut—there will be blood.
For the masochistic, here are the five positions to watch closely.