Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Nate Solder and Logan Mankins are two Patriots offensive linemen that you often hear about. The Patriots line has been a topic of discussion the entire season because of the carousel of players going in and out of the starting lineup. One player you don't normally hear about is the center, Ryan Wendell. Wendell lead not only the Patriots, but the entire NFL in the most snaps played this regular season. He played 1,231 offensive plays, and 148 special teams plays. This guy went undrafted in 2008, and this his first year starting in the NFL. When Wendell was asked about this achievment, Wendell was quick to praise the organization, saying, "It says a lot about the organization as a whole. The guys around us, our athletic trainers [head athletic trainer] Jim Whalen and [assistant athletic trainer] Joe Van Allen, along with the strength training coaches, [head strength and conditioning coach] Herald Nash, [assistant strength and conditioning coach] Moses Cabrera, who spend a lo...
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