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Defensive starters for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive starters for the New England Patriots:

DE: Rob Ninkovich

DT: Joe Vellano

DT: Chris Jones

DE: Chandler Jones

LB: Dont'a Hightower

LB: Brandon Spikes

LB: Jamie Collins

CB: Alfonzo Dennard

CB: Kyle Arrington

S: Steve Gregory

S: Devin McCourty

In the nickel, CB Marquice Cole came on, with LB Jamie Collins coming off.