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Safety workouts

After veteran Artrell Hawkins (thigh) missed Sunday’s game and James Sanders was injured on the opening kickoff and didn’t return, the Patriots worked out three defensive backs on Monday: Lance Schulters, Brent Alexander and Keion Carpenter.

The Patriots have Rodney Harrison and Eugene Wilson as their starters at safety, with Hawkins, Sanders, Chad Scott and Willie Andrews in reserve. Cornerback Randall Gay can also play safety if needed.

The team had seemingly addressed the safety spot at the start of training camp, but season-ending injuries to Mel Mitchell and Tebucky Jones depleted the depth.


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