FOXBOROUGH — Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington looks at young teammates such as Justin Green and Brandon Jones, and it’s like a trip back in time.
It was only five years ago that Arrington was an undrafted and unknown cornerback from Hofstra trying to scratch out a living in the NFL, just as Green and Jones are trying to do now. In 2008, Arrington was with the practice squads for the Eagles and the Buccaneers; the Patriots signed him to their practice squad in 2009 after the Bucs let him go in September.
“I’m looked at moreso like the big brother now in the secondary,” he said.
After working his way up to the active roster in 2009, Arrington has been solid, starting 40 games over the last three seasons and playing in all 48. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.