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Young linebackers provide big boost

Patriots rookie Shawn Crable left quite an impression on Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco. Patriots rookie Shawn Crable left quite an impression on Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco. (James Savoia/Associated Press)
By Mike Reiss
August 11, 2008

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When compared to the rest of the NFL over the last eight years, the Patriots have done well in identifying college talent and integrating those players into their system. (Full article: 881 words)

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