Bedard: Diving into which player(s) could be the surprise trade/release before season

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Every year around this time, it's the most popular question in BSJ member chats and on Twitter:

Who's going to be the surprise cut or trade for the Patriots?

There's always some name(s) that raise everyone's eyebrows.

Before we get into the candidates for this year's surprise, let's look back at the names that showed up in previous years:

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So with that as a backdrop, here are the players who could be on the chopping/trade block once training camp begins. We'll separate them into three categories: "Even Odds," "Longshots" and "Doubtful, But Can't Be Ruled Out."