Defensive starters for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive starters for the New England Patriots in tonight's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles:

DL: Tommy Kelly

DL: Vince Wilfork

DL: Joe Vellano

OLB: Chandler Jones

OLB: Rob Ninkovich

ILB: Jamie Collins

ILB: Dont'a Hightower

CB: Malcolm Butler

CB: Darrelle Revis

S: Kyle Arrington

S: Devin McCourty

Of note is that Butler, the undrafted free agent from West Alabama, gets another start as the Patriots take a long look at how he responds against top competition. Butler was impressive in the preseason opener. Also, Arrington at safety is a new twist that showed itself in practice during the week and bears monitoring.