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Patriots rookies find support in Rutgers connection

FOXBOROUGH — As Brandon Jones ducked into the huddle during Patriots rookie minicamp on Friday, he did so with the added level of comfort that came with having three of his former Rutgers teammates by his side.

The Patriots selected three Scarlet Knights — cornerback Logan Ryan (83d overall), safety Duron Harmon (91st), and linebacker Steve Beauharnais (235th) — in last weekend’s draft and then added Jones, the 6-foot-1-inch cornerback who went undrafted.

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