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Christopher L. Gasper

Old job waiting for Josh McDaniels

Josh McDaniels is the anti-Mangini, an ex-assistant who hasn’t been excommunicated. The prodigal play-caller has been welcomed back into coach Bill Belichick’s football home with open arms, a waiting headset, and his old job - Patriots offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

“Obviously, it’s great to be here and great to be back here,’’ said McDaniels, speaking Friday at the team’s rookie minicamp, his first meeting with the media since being rehired in January. “I look forward to doing everything I can to help us win.’’

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