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Jones has made instant impact

Updated: November 2, 2012, 4:27 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It is easy to forget, but when the New England Patriots opened training camp in late July, first-round draft choice Chandler Jones was the second-string right defensive end.

The initial depth chart had Rob Ninkovich at right end and free-agent signee Trevor Scott at left end. When Ninkovich tweaked his oblique on the third day of camp and was limited for a few days of practice, Jones elevated to the top unit.

He never relinquished the spot, with Ninkovich ...

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