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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Red Sox have recalled infielder Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned reliever Pat Light, thereby restoring the typical roster balance of 13 position players and 12 pitchers. Hernandez also gives manager John Farrell a left-handed bat off the plate.

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NFL draft trade tracker

A full look at all the moves made during the NFL Draft, broken down by team.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio breaks down the team's four draft picks on Day 2.

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Highlights: Vincent Valentine

New England selected Valentine with the No. 96 overall pick. Check out some of the Nebraska product's best highlights here.

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Highlights: Justin Simmons

The Broncos opted for Simmons, a safety from Boston College, with the 98th overall pick. Check out some of his best highlights.

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Patriots select Vincent Valentine

The Patriots used the No. 96 overall pick on Nebraska D-lineman Vincent Valentine. Draftcast

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots select DT Vincent Valentine with their final third-round pick (No. 96). He is 6-foot-3 5/8 and 329 pounds and entered the draft after his junior season. Projects to backup role behind Malcom Brown, Alan Branch and Terrance Knighton.

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McShay scouting report: Jacoby Brissett

Get to know the newest Patriot, No. 91 overall pick Jacoby Brissett. Todd McShay breaks down the former NC State quarterback.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots select NC State QB Jacoby Brissett with the No. 91 selection late in the third round. The team needed a No. 3 QB, and with Tom Brady's four-game suspension, Brissett is likely to fill the void.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots are closing on their No. 91 selection in the draft, late in the third round. A QB could be on the radar.

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Highlights: Joe Thuney

The Patriots opted for Thuney, an offensive lineman from North Carolina State, with the 78th overall pick. Check out some of his best highlights here.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

With their initial third-round pick, No. 78, the Patriots selected OL Joe Thuney of NC State. Thuney (6-foot-4 5/8, 304 pounds) played all five positions in college, finishing at left tackle, and is considered an intelligent player.

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Patriots select Joe Thuney

With the 78th overall pick, New England took North Carolina State offensive lineman Joe Thuney. Draftcast

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots top draft pick, CB Cyrus Jones of Alabama, held his introductory conference call and this was my biggest takeaway: A film session with coach Bill Belichick the day before the Crimson Tide's pro day was a big part of the team's evaluation process. Jones also relayed that Alabama's coaches joked with him that he should have an office at the facility because he was always there watching film.

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