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Patriots Notebook

Patriots’ Vince Wilfork impressed with Tommy Kelly

FOXBOROUGH — For the third straight season, the ever-durable Vince Wilfork started all 16 games for the Patriots in 2012, and had one of two younger players next to him during the year: Kyle Love or Brandon Deaderick.

But both of those players were released in the offseason, leaving the Patriots thin at defensive tackle.

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