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Devin McCourty of Patriots sheds no-contact jersey

His shoulder healed, Devin McCourty finally got rid of the red non-contact jersey.
His shoulder healed, Devin McCourty finally got rid of the red non-contact jersey.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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Devin McCourty arrived to Gillette Stadium on Saturday morning, unsure of what color jersey would be hanging in his locker.

That’s not unusual.

“You never know what’s happening here,” McCourty said. “You come in, and you just go with what happens.”

But for the first time this training camp, the jersey was blue — not red, designated for non-contact.

That’s a signal of progress for the 25-year-old defensive back, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

“I knew it would be coming off sometime,” McCourty said. “Hopefully, I can keep it off.”

McCourty looked sharp in practice, and intercepted Ryan Mallett on an underthrown ball into the end zone.

McCourty, the lone non-quarterback to sport a non-contact jersey thus far, said he feels “pretty good.”

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