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Kyle Arrington adds value to Patriots’ ‘nickel’

 FOXBOROUGH — The first two-plus months of the season were not easy for Kyle Arrington.

Coming off a breakout year in which he tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with seven — the fruition of years spent scrapping for a job, scrapping for a roster spot, scrapping for a prominent role on defense — Arrington wanted to get even better.

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