Arrington's at the top of the Patriots' list

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Arrington's at the top of the Patriots' list

When the 2011 regular season began, the Patriots' corner tandem of the present and future was in the starting lineup.

Devin McCourty, a 2011 first-rounder on one side; rookie Ras-I Dowling, a 2012 second-rounder, on the other.

By the time the 2011 regular season ended, the Patriot who played more snaps than any other New England defender, though, was formerly undrafted corner Kyle Arrington.

He played 972 of the Patriots 1,111 defensive snaps - 87.49 of the total. Behind Arrington were Vince Wilfork (86.14) and McCourty (81.73).
Here's the list in descending order of participation.

Kyle Arrington (972) 87.49
Vince Wilfork (957) 86.14
Devin McCourty (908) 81.73
Rob Ninkovich (894) 80.47
Jerod Mayo (891) 80.2
Andre Carter (740) 66.61
James Ihedigbo (740) 66.61
Kyle Love (552) 49.68
Patrick Chung (542) 48.78
Mark Anderson (434) 39.06
Gary Guyton (397) 35.73
Brandon Spikes (359) 32.31
Shaun Ellis (351) 31.59
Sergio Brown (341) 30.69
Antwaun Molden (307) 27.63
Brandon Deaderick (296) 26.64
Dane Fletcher (275) 24.75
Gerard Warren (250) 22.5
Sterling Moore (242)21.78
Nate Jones (238) 21.96
Tracy White (221) 19.89
Leigh Bodden (218) 19.62
Josh Barrett (217) 19.53
Matt Slater (109) 9.81
Ras-I Dowling (91) 8.19
Julian Edelman (91) 8.19
Ron Brace (56) 5.04
Jermaine Cunningham (45) 4.05
Myron Pryor (35) 3.15
Niko Koutouvides (32) 2.88
Ross Ventrone (28) 2.52
Jeff Tarpinian (22)1.98
Landon Cohen (17) 1.53
Mike Wright (15) 1.35
Alex Silvestro (12) 1.08
Eric Moore (11) 0.99
Rob Gronkowski (2) 0.18