Patriots LB Fletcher officially re-signs

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Patriots LB Fletcher officially re-signs

Linebacker Dane Fletcher has officially re-signed with the Patriots.
Fletcher, 26, was set to become a restricted free agent in 2013. According to his agent, the new deal is for one year. Details about money have not yet been released.
The reserve linebacker and special teamer has 55 combined tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception in 23 games with the Patriots.
He appeared primed for an increased role in his third NFL season, but tore his left ACL in New England's preseason opener.
Fletcher was placed on injured reserve August 15.
"Dane's very excited to come back," his agent said. "He's working hard and is fully confident he'll be ready for OTA's."

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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