Garrett impressed by Patriots linemen

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Garrett impressed by Patriots linemen

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO --Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett took time out of his day Wednesday to talk about a few of the Patriots linemen that stick out to him and may cause his team some problems on this weekend.

First, Garrett praised defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth,and said that when he plays, him and Vince Wilfork together can be a handfulfor any offense.

I think Haynesworths done an outstanding job for them,said Garrett in a conference call on Wednesday. Hes a big body. Hes veryexplosive. Hes strong. Hes quick. He can be a really disruptive force in themiddle of the defense, both in the run game and in the pass game. You pair himwith Wilfork inside, and theyre really a formidable duo, theres no questionabout that.

When hes been out there playing, hes been playing verywell, and hell be a great challenge for our football team.

Garrett also praised rookie offensive lineman Nate Solder,who the Patriots selected with the 17th overall pick in this years draft. Garrettsaid that Solder was someone the Cowboys were very interested in, when draftingin April.

We had him very high on our draft board, said Garrett. Weliked him very much.

I think there are a lot of discussions that you have abouta lot of different players. So I dont think its fair to say that we wouldtake this guy or wouldnt have taken this guy. You never know what you woulddo, until that situation comes up. But we had him here in the Valley Ranch. Wespent a lot of time with him. We certainly watched a lot of tape of him. Hecertainly was in that top tackle group that we were considering very strongly.

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Funeral for ex-Patriot Ron Brace scheduled for Monday

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Funeral for ex-Patriot Ron Brace scheduled for Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is being laid to rest in his home town.

A celebration of his life will be held at St. John's Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday morning followed by a noontime funeral service. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Brace died at his family's home April 24. He was 29.

Police say his death was not suspicious and appears to be have been caused by a medical condition.

Brace grew up in Springfield and attended Burncoat High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. After a standout career at Boston College, he was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 draft and played four years with the team.

He is survived by his parents and six siblings.

What positions were not addressed by Patriots in draft?

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What positions were not addressed by Patriots in draft?

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the negatives for the New England Patriots in the NFL, including not selecting a running back and not adding depth for linebackers.