Young Depth Competing Behind Veteran Starters

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Young Depth Competing Behind Veteran Starters
Stephan Savoia

Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly were the two starters at the beginning of last season and were lost to injury before the conclusion of the Patriots' fifth game of the season. That allowed rookie backups like Chris Jones, Joe Vellano, and Sealver Siliga to earn significant playing time. The Patriots have also added rookie first-round pick Dominique Easley to the mix, building a competition between young defensive tackles battling for backup spots behind veteran starters...

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