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Draft Scout Dane Fletcher News
11/25/13 - LB Dane Fletcher saw reserve action early against the Broncos and then replaced Dont'a Hightower for the second half of action as the latter seemingly limped off with a leg injury. Fletcher, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, finished with seven tackles and a key forced fumble on Broncos running back Montee Ball that really kick-started the New England comeback early in the third quarter.
"It was an adjustment that we needed to make," coach Bill Belichick said of Fletcher's most significant playing time of the season. "He was well prepared and stepped in there and did a good job. I thought that, and again, it certainly wasn't perfect by any stretch, but our front four, our front seven - our front six really, most of the game we were in nickel - those guys competed hard. We were obviously spread out a little bit in the passing game. We didn't play the run as well as we need to - that goes without saying. But we still made a few plays and hung in there and battled with them. I thought the linebackers did a good job on some of those crossing patterns, a lot of the underneath patterns. Dane is always a guy that works hard, is well prepared and has come up big for us in a lot of different roles. He stepped in last night and did a good job."
08/14/12 - LB Dane Fletcher cleared waivers Tuesday and was placed on reserve/injured by the Patriots.
08/13/12 - LB dane Fletcher was waived/injured (knee) by the Patriots Monday. He will go on reserve/injuerd Tuesday if he clears waivers.
08/10/12 - LB 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.
01/02/12 - LB Dane Fletcher appears to have passed Gary Guyton on the defensive depth chart. Guyton played a high number of snaps throughout the year until Fletcher's return Dec. 11 from a thumb injury, but he did not see the field on defense in three of the last four regular-season games. Fletcher had missed six games.