New England Patriots v Detroit LionsThe New England Patriots have reached the final week of pre-season with their last game coming up on Thursday against the Giants. The team will get back to the drawing board after a tough 40-9 loss to the Lions last week.

The roster currently stands at 84 players which needs to be cut down to 75 by 4pm on Tuesday. The 53 man roster must be reached by Sunday September 1st.

Much talk of this pre-season has been the young receiving corp that TOm Brady has to work with. Here is a closer look at those targets that may or may not make the team.

#16 Kamar Aiken - Played college ball at Central Florida. Signed as an undrafted free agent by Buffalo in 2011. Spent that season on the practice squad of both the Bills and Bears. The Patriots signed him to their practice squad last season.

#82 Josh Boyce - Was the Patriots 4th round pick this year out of Texas Christian.

#17 Aaron Dobson - Selected in the second round of this years draft out of Marshall.

#85 Kenbrell Thompkins - Patriots signed him as a free agent after not being delected in this years draft. Played at Cincinnati in college.

#44 Zach Sudfeld - Signed as a rookie free agent out of the University of Nevada.

Here is a look at their pre-season stats through the first 3 games.

Player

Rec

Yds

Yds/Rec

Long

TD

Kenbrell Thompkins

13

142

10.9

37

0

Aaron Dobson

8

115

14.4

23

0

Zach Sudfeld

6

90

15.0

22

1

Josh Boyce

5

27

5.4

13

0

Kamar Aiken

2

23

11.5

15

0