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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  Dont'a Hightower of Alabama holds up a jersey as he stands on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was selected #25 overall by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Patriots Position Preview: Explosive Young Core Of Linebackers In 2012

With Patriots training camp set to open on July 26, will break down the outlook for every position on the roster. Today’s breakdown is on the linebackers.


Dane Fletcher (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots’ Fletcher Fires Back At Tweets From Steelers’ Harrison, Clark

Ask any football player in the world, and he’ll likely tell you he’d prefer playing in the Super Bowl rather than watching from home, even if that means losing the big game.


Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The New England Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens 20-23. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots Practice: Gronk DNP, 12 Limited

The New England Patriots practiced for the first time in preparation of Super Bowl XLVI on Thursday, and were without one of their best offensive players.


Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots catches a pass against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Ochocinco Misses First Practice, Questionable Sunday

New England Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco missed his first practice of the season on Friday.


Patriots Safety Patrick Chung. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Chung, McCourty Inactive Against Chiefs

A list of the Patriots players inactive for tonight’s game against the Chiefs.


LB Brandon Spikes (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots Practice Report: Fletcher & Spikes Out

New England Patriots reported Saturday that linebackers Dane Fletcher and Brandon Spikes are out Monday night against the Chiefs.


Patriots receiver Wes Welker. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tarpinian Added To Patriots Injury Report, Welker ‘All Right’

Linebacker Jeff Tarpinian joined the Patriots injured list on Friday, missing practice with an illness.


Plaxico Burress of the New York Jets misses after being hit by Sterling Moore and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots, November 13, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

McCourty Misses Practice, Welker Limited

Patriots corner Devin McCourty missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday.


LB Brandon Spikes (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Spikes, Fletcher Out, 10 Questionable For Patriots

Linebackers Brandon Spikes and Dane Fletcher have been ruled out for the Patriots Sunday night showdown with the New York Jets.


Patriots safety Patrick Chung. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Chung Returns To Practice For Patriots

The Patriots secondary got a boost in practice on Friday, with the return of safety Patrick Chung.