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News Blitz 12/17: Roster changes

Injuries continue to dominate the conversation around the Patriots as Bill Belichick continues to tinker with his roster in an effort to compensate. ESPNBoston.com has news of the latest players claimed off waivers. They also detail the latest moves that necessitated the additions.

There have been reports that the Patriots brought in veteran running back Steven Jackson for a workout but Belichick wasn't willing to go there.

ESPN.com has an interesting feature on Malcolm Butler and where he came from.

Looking at the Titans matchup, ESPNBoston.com also offers 10 things you need to know for the game. Belichick points to the contributions of one of those injury replacements, Leonard Johnson, in his review of the Texans game on Patriots.com.

In terms of good injury news,

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CSNNE.com has Tom Brady explaining how James White has earned everyone's trust, while the quarterback claims to not think much about his friend and presidential candidate Donald Trump.

In Tennessee, tight end Delanie Walker, who drew plenty of praise from Belichick on Wednesday, compares favorably to Rob Gronkowski. The banged-up Titans also had some roster moves to make.

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