For years, Vince Wilfork was the primary run-stuffer on the New England Patriots defense. He instilled fear in the hearts of running backs everywhere. However, during much of this time, there was a player that did the very same thing alongside him: DT Kyle Love.
Love, who played for the Patriots from 2010 t0 2012, was always one of the more underrated players on the team. This is mostly due to the fact that Wilfork was the guy in font of him. However, Love has had some very good years for the Patriots as a complementary player.
In his career, he has totaled 65 tackles, one fumble recovery and 5.5 sacks as a member of the Patriots. While he may not be a household name or a Hall-Of-Fame caliber player, he can stuff the run and knows the defensive system, already having played there for three years.
The only reason that the Patriots released him in the first place was because he was diagnosed with type-two diabetes in 2012 and the fact that they wanted to go in a different direction. Assuming that there are no complications that have surfaced from his diabetes, the Patriots could sign him to take some of the pressure off of undrafted free agents Joe Vellano and Chris Jones.
With Tommy Kelly on one side and Love on the other, the Patriots would seemingly not miss a beat in their run defense following Wilfork injury.
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