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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Defensive starters for Patriots

By Mike Reiss

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Defensive starters for the Patriots, who open in a nickel:

DE: Rob Ninkovich
DT: Vince Wilfork
DT: Brandon Deaderick
DE: Chandler Jones
LB: Dont’a Hightower
LB: Jerod Mayo
CB: Devin McCourty
CB: Kyle Arrington
CB: Marquice Cole
S: Steve Gregory
S: Patrick Chung