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Adding Impact Players

When the Patriots signed a pair of defensive linemen last week, it made sense, but fans kept asking about why the Patriots would sign them. PI spoke with NFL insiders familiar with the players. Here's what they had to say, and what we learned about the team's search for impact players.

In a series of articles that will be published for our members first in the Insider's Lounge, PI experts take on the questions fans have and provide analysis and insights from experts both inside and outside the Scout.com network.The Pats added two defensive linemen (Rashad Moore and Kenny Smith) and released long snapper Tony Case late last Friday. The moves were curiously timed to occur after...

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