Dane Fletcher started at inside linebacker for the Patriots on Thursday, but it turned out the preseason opener will be his only game this season. Fletcher suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first quarter of the Patriots' 7-6 win over the Saints and is out for the season. Fletcher was entering his third season with the Patriots. He started five games last season and had 32 tackles and a forced fumble.
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