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Patriots’ Donald Thomas happy in either guard spot

FOXBOROUGH — After years of feeling as though he didn’t like playing left guard, the Patriots’ Donald Thomas has been pushed into action at the position and is more than holding his own.

The 27-year-old is in his fifth NFL season, and second with the Patriots. Thomas appeared in 10 games last season, notching his only start, against Miami in December, at left guard when New England was forced to play Logan Mankins at left tackle in a last-minute switch.

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