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Weekly Patriots chat recap

9/1/2011

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Second-round picks Ras-I Dowling and Shane Vereen possibly under the spotlight tonight.

2. Free-agent guards and how that could be an area the Patriots target.

3. Cornerback Leigh Bodden and his injury status.

4. Taking a guess at playing time tonight for top players.

5. Nate Solder at right guard -- a good idea?

6. Chad Ochocinco and his adjustment in the team's offense.