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Murrell adjusting to new life as Patriot

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  April 8, 2010 12:38 PM

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Getting a chance to workout with the Patriots at this time of year is important for Murrell, who said he did not know many players on the Patriots roster.

"It's very important because when you come in right at OTAs, you really don't speak too much," he said. "Guys can introduce themselves, but you're really not too familiar with everybody. I personally think that just understanding the workout and what we're trying to achieve here is really good versus coming in at the last second."

Murrell is the younger brother of Adrian Murrell, who was a running back with the Jets from 1993-1997. In his time watching his older brother, Murrell said he learned quite a bit.

"Just as a child coming up watching him play and watching him make big plays, and in the summer time watching everybody work out and being around NFL players at a young age kind of influenced me from a young age that if I wanted to make it to this level you got to work hard to get there," he said.

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