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Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat with Mike Reiss in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Thoughts on defensive lineman Mike Wright.

2. Brandon Spikes at linebacker over Dane Fletcher -- one thought on why.

3. Picking some "23rd player" award candidates -- someone who has contributed more than anticipated.

4. Defending the 2000s Patriots in the "Hot Button" debate vs. the 1990s Cowboys.

5. Wes Welker and his contract status.