The New England Patriots have long been a refuge for the castoff lots of undrafted free agents. Stephen Neal, Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Kyle Love, Brandon Deaderick, Wes Welker and BenJarvus Green-Ellis are just a few who have graced the sidelines of Gillette Stadium.
Last year, Joe Vellano earned a spot—and a lot of snaps—after injuries and illnesses rid the defensive line of Kyle Love, Armond Armstead, Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly. The war of attrition can work both ways though; promising undrafted rookie James Morris was cut on Tuesday for a "failed physical," according to Doug Kyed of NESN.com.
If New England has some openings on the 53-man roster this September, here are the chances for the undrafted free agents to fill them.