Do Patriots' D-line moves signal shift?

Former Pat Ty Warren sees evidence of a move away from 3-4 defensive alignment

Updated: July 30, 2011, 5:08 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive lineman Ty Warren has been with the Patriots since 2003, and this is the first time he's felt such a dramatic shift. The defense he has known was changing and he didn't see himself fitting.

So, no, he wasn't surprised by the team releasing him Friday. The bigger surprise was the schematic changes that were unfolding in meeting rooms and on the field.

"I think it looks like they're trying to get away from the 3-4," Warren said of the base alignment ...

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