How Patriots Can Fill Void At Defensive End Following Derek Rivers’ Injury

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The New England Patriots already were thin at defensive end, but their depth at the position took a serious blow earlier this week.

Rookie Derek Rivers, the Patriots’ top selection (83rd overall) in this year’s draft, suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday during the team’s joint practice with the Houston Texans. But luckily for New England, the team could find a solution from within in order to fill the void.

To hear NESN.com’s Doug Kyed break down the aftermath of Rivers’ injury, as well as preview the Patriots’ preseason matchup with the Texans on Saturday, check out the video above from “NESN Sports Today,” presented by People’s United Bank.

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