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Ryan Wendell a mainstay on Patriots’ offensive line

FOXBOROUGH — When it came to football, Ryan Wendell never dreamed beyond college.

A native of Diamond Bar, Calif., near Los Angeles, Wendell’s mother, Lorraine, wouldn’t let him play football until he got to high school because she was afraid he’d get hurt; instead, he was the “fat, big kid” running around on local soccer fields.

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