CSNNE.com Patriots insider Tom E. Curran begins his countdown to training camp with a look at some potential position battles. First up, inside linebacker, where rookie Dante Hightower could challenge Brandon Spikes.
Curran on Spikes: "Instinctive, but not very disciplined."
Curran on Hightower: "A student of the game, more versatile. Able to play inside and outside."