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Catching up with former Patriots, NFC style

Every Wednesday, we'll lead off the day with a look at some notable former New England Patriots and their production -- splitting it into two updates between the AFC and NFC:

G Logan Mankins (Buccaneers) -- Started and played all 49 offensive snaps in a home loss to the Packers. The former Patriots captain has started all 15 games this season.

LB Dane Fletcher (Buccaneers) -- Played 52 defensive snaps and 12 on special teams in a home loss to Green Bay, finishing with six tackles. He has played in all 15 games this season, with three starts on defense.

DL Tommy Kelly (Cardinals) -- Started and played 38 of 67 defensive snaps in a home loss to the Seahawks (four tackles). Kelly has now played 677 of 976 defensive snaps for the 11-4 Cardinals.

G Ted Larsen (Cardinals) -- The 2010 sixth-round draft pick started at left guard, playing 62 of 69 offensive snaps in a home loss to Seattle. He has started all 15 games -- 13 at left guard and two at right guard.

S James Ihedigbo (Lions) -- Started and played all 64 defensive snaps in a road win against the Bears, totaling seven tackles (two for a loss) and one quarterback hit. He has played in 12 games this season, starting all of them, and has totaled 67 tackles, two sacks, eight passes defended, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) -- He started and played 30 of 70 offensive snaps in a home loss to the Falcons, finishing with one catch for two yards. Watson has now played 495 of 1,004 offensive snaps and has 18 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns this season.

WR Brandon Lloyd (49ers) -- Played 10 of 72 snaps in a home loss to the Chargers. In 13 games (2 starts), he has 13 catches for 280 yards and one touchdown this season.

ST Ray Ventrone (49ers) -- The longtime favorite of 49ers special-teams coach Brad Seely played three special-teams snaps in a home loss to San Diego. He has played in eight games this season.

CB Sterling Moore (Cowboys) -- Nickelback played 55 of 62 defensive snaps in a home win against the Colts (three tackles, one pass defended). He has appeared in 15 games (seven starts) and has totaled 12 passes defended.

TE Daniel Fells (Giants) -- Started and played 43 of 71 offensive snaps in a road win against the Rams, and had two catches for 20 yards. He has played 382 of 1,048 offensive snaps this season, appearing in 15 games (8 starts) and totaling 16 catches for 188 yards and four touchdowns.

S Brandon Meriweather (Washington) -- The 30-year-old was placed on season-ending injured reserve (toe injury that hindered mobility). He started all 10 games in which he played this season, and had 54 tackles, three passes defended and three sacks this season.

LB Ja'Gared Davis (Washington) -- Wearing No. 58 after being signed off the Chiefs' practice squad, Davis played exclusively on special teams (16 snaps) in a home win against Philadelphia. He didn't show up on the stat sheet.

LB Steve Beauharnais (Washington) -- Played two defensive snaps and 11 on special teams in a home win against Philadelphia after being promoted from the practice squad. Didn't show up on the stat sheet.

DL Kyle Love (Panthers) -- Signed with Carolina prior to Week 16 after not playing this season and was inactive in a home win against the Browns.

(Anyone else you'd like to add to the list? Send a suggestion via Twitter to @MikeReiss).