Which Loss Will Impact the Patriots Most This Season?

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Which Loss Will Impact the Patriots Most This Season?Don't look now, but the Patriots are dropping like flies.

Cornerback Leigh Bodden is the latest Patriot to join the list of starters who will miss the 2010 season after reportedly tearing his rotator cuff.

The Pats have already lost defensive end Ty Warren to injury in August. On the other side of the ball, lineman Logan Mankins is all but officially done for the year as he's holding out due to a contract dispute. Mankins has refused to sign his $3.26 million tender offer from the Patriots and is reportedly willing to sit out the entire season.

The loss of Bodden could be the most significant for the defense, as they will now look toward second-year cornerback Darius Butler and rookie Devin McCourty
to hold down the starting spots now that Bodden, who was in the first season of a new, $22 million, four-year
contract, is done for the campaign.

Warren, who has played all seven of his NFL seasons with the Pats, is out with a hip injury.

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