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Jonathan Freeny

Mingo Hopes Playing For Pats Will Jump-Start Career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It's no secret that Barkevious Mingo's career never truly took off in Cleveland.

He's hoping an out-of-the-blue opportunity with a perennial Super Bowl contender will be just the thing to restore some gloss to a career that had begun to dull after three uneven years.

The linebacker is primed for a fresh start as New England's newest addition after his trade from the Browns last week in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2017.

But he has few opportunities to prove himself in his new home, given only one preseason game left before teams must make final roster cuts.

"It's hard. These guys got couple of months on me," Mingo said....