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Patriots’ Devin McCourty had shoulder surgery

Devin McCourty is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Devin McCourty is expected to be ready for training camp.

Devin McCourty will be spending much of the remainder of the offseason rehabbing, after a league source said Friday that the Patriots defensive back has undergone minor right shoulder surgery. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

New England’s first-round pick in 2010, McCourty played all 18 games last season, starting eight games at cornerback and 10 at safety, recording 60 tackles and five interceptions.

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McCourty was moved to safety for the Week 7 game against the Jets and remained there, returning to cornerback for the final two regular-season games after Aqib Talib suffered a hip injury.

McCourty also served as the Patriots’ primary kickoff returner.

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New England intends on keeping McCourty at safety this season.

Mathieu to visit

Former Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu will make a pre-draft visit to the Patriots, NFL.com reported.

Mathieu, who checked in at 5 feet 9 inches and 186 pounds at the combine, was dismissed from the LSU football team before the 2012 season for multiple violations of team rules.

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In 2011, however, he was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy after recording 77 tackles, 1½ sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions.

Mathieu is seen by some as more of a slot cornerback than outside corner, given his size.

The 20-year old — he won’t be 21 until May — reportedly also will visit San Francisco, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Buffalo, Arizona, Cincinnati, Houston, Seattle, and Atlanta.

NFL teams can host up to 30 players on pre-draft visits.

Shalise Manza Young can be reached at syoung@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @shalisemyoung.
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