FOXBOROUGH — If Zoltan Mesko is worried that the rookie punter the Patriots signed in the spring is still hanging around, he isn’t showing it.
New England signed Ryan Allen, a two-time Ray Guy Award winner at Louisiana Tech, shortly after this year’s draft.
It isn’t unusual to bring in challengers, but Allen is still on the field, still in the locker room and meeting rooms, and still a threat to Mesko, who is entering his fourth season with the Patriots.
“No,” Mesko said Monday when asked if he’s nervous. “Honestly, it’s healthy competition. I know I’ll be better off from it, regardless of if I’ll be here or not. Honestly. That’s honest, true opinion. I haven’t been in this situation, I’m always pushing myself and I control the controllables.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.