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Armond Armstead happy to be with Patriots

FOXBOROUGH — For much of the Pete Carroll years, the Southern California football team was such a juggernaut that even players who mostly sat on the bench got a shot at the NFL (hello, Matt Cassel).

So defensive lineman Armond Armstead thought it was a foregone conclusion he would end up in the NFL, too — he was a starter at USC, and was on his way to becoming one of the select players taken in the first two or three rounds of the draft.

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