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Safety Valve: Pats Looking at DBs

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The New England Patriots had a trio of veteran defenders in for a look on Monday. Why are the Patriots looking at defensive players? Injuries may be rearing their ugly head for the third year in a row. The team has already lost two members of this year's secondary, and it looks like that trend may not have ended in 2006.

The New England Patriots had tryouts for three veteran safeties on Monday. The team invited Keion Carpenter (Falcons), Brent Alexander (Giants) and Lance Schulters (Dolphins) to Foxboro for auditions. The auditions could be to replace one of the injured defenders already on the roster who may be having trouble returning to the lineup. Veteran Artrell Hawkins is one such case. Hawkins was...

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