5 Dark Horses to Make the Patriots' Final 53-Man Roster

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5 Dark Horses to Make the Patriots' Final 53-Man Roster
Stephan Savoia/Associated Press
Tom Brady has his spot secured.

In 2013, dark-horse prospects Joe Vellano and Josh Kline made the New England Patriots' final 53-man roster. In 2012, it was Lex Hilliard and Mike Rivera.

Each year, Bill Belichick surprises us with one or two surprise picks to man one of the last spots on the roster. Sometimes, they fill a position of need due to injury. Other times, they have a trait—versatility, special teams prowess—that gives them an edge.

Here are five players that might just sneak their way onto this year's roster after training camp.

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