Offensive linemen are focus of Day 1

At NFL combine, Patriots could find what they're looking for

Updated: February 25, 2011, 12:10 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The starting left tackle for the past 10 seasons is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. The starting left guard, an All-Pro, is at odds with the club on a long-term contract and could play hardball by not signing his franchise-tag tender. The center enters the last year of his contract, and the top right guard, who has battled injuries, might not return.

These are key points to consider when assessing the New England Patriots' need for offensive linemen in the ...

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