Veteran presences like Tommy Kelly, James Anderson and Will Smith have cleaned out their lockers already, but there is a lot of work yet to be done.
Logjams at receiver, running back, linebacker and safety need to be broken. The right mix of special teams players needs to be kept around. Youth and experience need to be balanced. Who can New England sneak onto the practice squad?
Here is a look at how those questions will get answered as I predict the final 53-man roster.