by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/15/2013) A pair of rookie defensive linemen mad an impact for the Patriots in Week 15, in a 24-20 loss to the Dolphins. Joe Vellano and Sealver Siliga each picked up a sack in the game; Vellano's was the second of his career, while Siliga's was his first.
Patriots defenders fill up stat sheet
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/30/2013) Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty tied linebacker Dont'a Hightower for the team lead with nine tackles, and linebacker Jerod Mayo made eight stops in the win over Atlanta. Defensive linemen Joe Vellano and Michael Buchanan each registered a sack.