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Defensive starters for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive starters for the Patriots, noting the presence of Devin McCourty at safety:

DE – Rob Ninkovich

DT – Kyle Love

DT – Vince Wilfork

DE – Chandler Jones

LB – Dont’a Hightower

LB –Brandon Spikes

LB – Jerod Mayo

CB – Alfonzo Dennard

CB – Kyle Arrington

S – Devin McCourty

S – Steve Gregory

In the nickel, DL Jermaine Cunningham and CB Marquice Cole came on, while DL Kyle Love and LB Dont'a Hightower came off.

In the dime, S Tavon Wilson came on, with LB Brandon Spikes coming off.