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Bill on resting starters

FOXBOROUGH — With the No. 1 seed locked up, will the Patriots rest their starters in the final two games?

It was a question posed to coach Bill Belichick during his Wednesday press conference (10:50 a.m.) and his answer spoke volumes about the approach to expect.

“I think that’s a conversation that you can have, and the fans can have, but it’s not really part of our approach to the game,” Belichick responded. “I don’t think it’s a good one to have. I don’t really understand it either. You’re going to pick out one guy that is important and say somebody else isn’t? I don’t think that’s a good way to manage your football team.”

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Today’s media schedule:

  • 10:50 a.m. — Bill Belichick press conference
  • 11:10-11:55 a.m. — Media access to locker room
  • 11:15 a.m. — Tom Brady press conference
  • 11:25 a.m. — Vince Wilfork press conference (Pro Bowl-related)
  • 11:30 a.m. — Dolphins coach Cam Cameron conference call
  • 11:35 a.m. — Asante Samuel press conference (Pro Bowl-related)
  • 11:45 a.m. — Dolphins QB Cleo Lemon conference call
  • 12:55 p.m. — Media access to practice
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