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FOXBORO, Mass. — Jermaine Cunningham was back at Patriots practice on Wednesday, and his return couldn’t come at a better time for the team’s struggling pass rush.
During Cunningham’s four-game suspension, the Patriots managed seven sacks, which is just about on par with their season average of two per game, but the middling unit has found even more trouble pressuring the quarterback of late.
The Patriots don’t boast a very productive pass rush as it is, ranking 22nd in the NFL with just 30 sacks on the season, but without Cunningham the problem became something of an epidemic. They managed five sacks in their first two games without the third-year lineman, but in the past two, which included a loss to San Francisco and an ugly win in Jacksonville, they’ve sacked the quarterback just twice (once each game).
So, Cunningham’s return should offer his teammates some relief along the line and provide some help for a front seven that could use a bit of a kick-start. Cunningham doesn’t bri...
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