With their shortage of defensive linemen, the assumption is the Patriots would be looking to add, and not subtract, at the position.
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But according to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero . . .
The Patriots acquired Ealy from Carolina this offseason for a second-round draft choice (they also received a third-rounder with Ealy). But he sat, or was held, out of the first day of training camp, and appeared to have difficulty adjusting to the New England way of doing things. Still, with the retirement of Rob Ninkovich and the recent season-ending injury to Derek Rivers, the Pats wouldn't seem to be in position to lose more pass-rushing linemen.
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