As the New England Patriots conclude their second week of the preseason on Saturday, position battles are becoming extremely important as far as playing time goes.
The third preseason game is often used as a dress rehearsal for starters and is where most roster decisions are made. But who plays with the first team is usually decided by the end of the second game.
With so many injuries on the offensive side of the ball, this week is a good time to make a strong impression as possible roster spots continue to open up, especially at receiver. As for defense, the Patriots are deep at every position, so a few plays have some work to do to rise above in their quest to make the roster.
Who are the four Patriots players with the most to prove this week?
Inman hasn’t gotten much consideration for the first-team offense but did look good in the second half last week against Detroit. He finished that game with two catches for 23 yards.