Pats' O-linemen keep stepping up

Updated: November 24, 2012, 11:43 PM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

Next man up.

Those three words encapsulate the enduring theme of the New England Patriots' offensive line in 2012.

It began when second-year player Nate Solder was called upon this offseason to replace longtime left tackle Matt Light, who retired after providing reliable blindside protection to quarterback Tom Brady for more than a decade.

Right guard Brian Waters later failed to show up for training camp, and longtime center Dan Koppen was released.

But it hasn't been ...

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