Dec 24, 2011; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) runs the ball in the third quarter against Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Allen (25) at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-24. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

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Robert Kraft is not putting any distance between himself and actress galpal Ricki Noel Lander in the wake of the New England Patriots [team stats] pooh-bah’s veddy humiliating video fumble, but local spinmeisters say the NFL titan has enough good will built up to survive the scandal.
WHY HE SHOULD MAKE IT: Allen is an experienced veteran at positions where the Patriots are relatively young. Last season, injuries hit the defensive backfield hard, and a lack of depth was exposed, with players such as Phillip Adams and Nate Jones brought in midseason as stop-gap measures. Keeping Allen on the roster would likely prevent against this. The 33-year-old had an interception during organized team activities, where he also appeared to cross-train as a safety. In the event of another wave of injuries, Allen would provide stability.

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