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In today's News Blitz find out how two veterans defensive contributors are dealing with returning from injury.  Also, would the Patriots really consider rostering five running backs and is Wes Welker ready for game action?

Patriots' Head Coach Bill Belichickhas made intriguing and effective roster moves in the past. In 2000, the team had four quarterbacks on the roster which included rookie 6th-round pick, Tom Brady.

Making room for the player would eventually become the icon of Patriots football proved to be a brilliant roster maneuver on the part of Belichick and others involved.

A common question surrounding roster spots this year concerns the running back position. Although it most likely will not have the impact that his decision to keep Brady had, the topic of who stays and who goes in terms of ball-carriers in something to discuss

“If we would keep four quarterbacks, I would think we could keep five running backs,” said Belichick to the *Boston Herald *when ask about the issue.

Another topic of interesting this preseason in the defensive backfield. The *Herald *reports on CB Ellis Hobbs, a key part of that group, who is back on the field after his offseason surgeries and looking to get his game tuned up before the season opener.

**Jarvis Green **finds himself in a similar situation as Hobbs. The *Providence Journal *published an article about Green returning from a shoulder injury that had been limiting him since the regular season last year.

Finally, WR Wes Welkertalks to the *Sun Chronicle *about improving on the design which led him to 112 catches last season while being a part of the most prolific offense in NFL history.

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