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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Defensive starters for Patriots

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Defensive starters for the Patriots:

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

In the nickel, defensive back Derrick Martin came on for linebacker Brandon Spikes.

In the dime, defensive lineman Justin Francis and rookie safety Tavon Wilson came on, with defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick and linebacker Dont'a Hightower coming off.