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Patriots’ problems on offensive line are perplexing

FOXBOROUGH — Despite all the upheaval at other offensive positions coming into this season, it seemed one place the Patriots would be able to have sustained success was the offensive line.

After re-signing Sebastian Vollmer, the Patriots had the starting five from 2012 back together, a group that included revered veteran Logan Mankins; Vollmer, one of the best right tackles in the league when healthy; 2011 first-round pick Nate Solder; reliable utilityman Dan Connolly; and Ryan Wendell, who was coming off an impressive season in his first year as the starting center.

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