Haynesworth, Ellis are a go vs. Giants

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Haynesworth, Ellis are a go vs. Giants

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
FOXBORO - The great unveiling is upon us. Shane Vereen will take the field! And so, it appears, will Albert Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis. Haynesworth and Ellis could be tremendous addidtions to this Patriots defense. The 4-3 style the Patriots are transitioning to plays directly to Haynesworth's strengths and preferences. But the mercurial player hasn't yet been on the field for a game. By all indications, he's getting ready to play Thursday night against the Giants. Prediction? He will be a one-man wrecking crew in an effort to put his best foot forward (bad choice of words?) for his new coaches and Patriots fans.
Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran.

Some Patriots kneel, others stand and link arms during national anthem

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Some Patriots kneel, others stand and link arms during national anthem

FOXBORO -- The Patriots took different approaches as the National Anthem played on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Many, including safety and captain Devin McCourty, took a knee. Others stood and linked arms. 

On the opposite sideline, it appeared as though every member of the Texans stood on the sidelines and linked arms. 

Those joining McCourty on a knee included Stephon Gilmore, Malcolm Butler, Lawrence Guy, Johnson Bademosi, Alan Branch, Brandon King, Malcom Brown and rookies Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler. 

Among those linking arms were Tom Brady, Phillip Dorsett, Cassius Marsh, Matthew Slater, David Harris and Dwayne Allen.

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