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Patriots rookies open minicamp

Updated: April 30, 2010, 12:37 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Linebacker Ted Johnson thought he was living a dream when he arrived for his first rookie minicamp as a member of the New England Patriots in 1995.

It wasn't long before his dream turned into a nightmare.

"We were in one-on-one drills and here I am, the second-round pick, feeling good about myself," Johnson recalled. "They match me up against this guy named Curtis Martin. He hadn't played his last year at Pitt, and it's my job to stick with him man-to-man. I just got torched."

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