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Patriots defensive starters

The Patriots opened in a 3-4 alignment on defense:

LDE: Gerard Warren

NT: Vince Wilfork

RDE: Mike Wright

OLB: Marques Murrell

ILB: Brandon Spikes

ILB: Jerod Mayo

OLB: Tully Banta-Cain

CB: Devin McCourty

CB: Darius Butler

S: Patrick Chung

S: Brandon Meriweather