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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots will go into Sunday's opener at the Miami Dolphins with a new left guard.
Josh Kline is listed as the starter in their depth chart, but coach Bill Belichick hasn't said who will replace Logan Mankins.
The Patriots traded the six-time Pro Bowl player to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft choice next year.
Right guard Dan Connolly, center Ryan Wendell, left tackle Nate Solder and right tackle Sebastian Vollmer return as starters. Backup linemen Jordan Devey, Bryan Stork and Marcus Cannon provide decent depth.
The offensive line had a mediocre season last year when Tom Brady was sacked 40 times. That's one less than his career high of 41.
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