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Ex-Patriot Craig James runs for Senate seat in Texas

CELINA, Texas - Craig James remembers his first carry in the NFL. The former Patriots tailback was crushed by Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor in an August 1984 exhibition game.

“I got kind of a semi-thigh bruise,’’ he said. “And I jumped up and I was, ‘All right, buddy, that’s cool. Excellent.’ I got a 10-yard gain and a first down.’’

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