Stay or Go: Breaking Down Patriots' Returning Defensive Starters

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Stay or Go: Breaking Down Patriots' Returning Defensive Starters
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The first step to take in the offseason is to take a look at the returning starters from the Patriots and decide who is entrenched in their spot and who needs to be upgraded. This will not include any of the pending free agents to keep the evaluation simple, while also giving a better sense of just how big the needs will be.

There are a number of talented young players on defensive side of the ball, but that doesn't assure them of a starting spot. They'll need to fit the long-term needs of the team, while also addressing where the team struggled most.

Let's take a look at who is coming back and if the Patriots should want them back.

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