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Patriots.com News Blitz - 07/22/2009

In today's blitz, find out which player could succeed Mike Vrabel's role for the upcoming season.

After eight seasons with the team, veteran Mike Vrabelwas traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in February leaving a linebacker position open for the 2009 season. Despite missing all of last season due to a shin injury, the Patriots might look to Shawn Crable. Crable, a third-round draft pick out of Michigan in 2008, is expected to challenge Pierre Woods, Vince Redd and Tully Banta-Cain for the job. According to a* Patriot Ledger *story, Crable was making a "smooth transition" into the position last season before sustaining the injury.

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