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New England Patriots rookie free-agent, defensive tackle Joe Vellano,  walks past quarterback Tom Brady's locker carrying an autographed team ball and a helmet at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game Sunday in Denver ending their season. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

New England Patriots rookie free-agent, defensive tackle Joe Vellano, walks past quarterback Tom Brady's locker carrying an autographed team ball and a helmet at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game Sunday in Denver ending their season. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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