Defensive starters for the Patriots

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Defensive starters for the New England Patriots (3-4 alignment) in their preseason finale against the New York Giants:

DE: Jerel Worthy

DT: L.T. Tuipulotu

DT: Zach Moore

OLB: Darius Fleming

ILB: Steve Beauharnais

ILB: James Morris

OLB: Michael Buchanan

CB: Malcolm Butler

CB: Logan Ryan

S: Alfonzo Dennard

S: Duron Harmon

This is a night to evaluate some of the lesser-experienced players, such as Moore, the sixth-round pick from Concordia.

Perhaps most interesting was some experimentation with Dennard, the third-year cornerback, at safety.