Patriots' 53-man roster projection 5.0: The final cut

Rodney Harrison gave a colorful description of Bill Belichick's approach to roster-building when the former Patriots safety spoke to The Ringer for a piece on how the Patriots have taken "no-name" players and turned them into valuable commodities. “When the season started, he showed us an empty depth chart,” Harrison said of Belichick. “He does not care how many Pro Bowls you’ve made. He says: I don’t make the depth chart; you guys make the depth chart.” Training camp matters. Preseason games matter. And in New England, when well-established players say they're "just trying to make the team," that's not just humility. PHIL PERRY's previous 53-man projections: 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0 | 4.0 The reality