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Behind the scenes: Larry Cook

(Each day over the next few weeks, during our pre-training camp vacation, ESPNBoston.com will highlight one behind-the-scenes Patriots employee and their role with the club.)

Larry CookNAME: Larry Cook

TITLE: Scouting Consultant

YEARS WITH PATRIOTS: 26 (1985-present)

YEARS IN NFL: 32

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: New England Patriots, Regional Scout (2003-05), Director of College Scouting (1997-2002), Scout (1985-96); Los Angeles Rams, Scout (1979-84); California State University Fullerton, Assistant Coach (1975-77); Fountain Valley (CA) High School, Coach (1963-74)

HOMETOWN: Irvine, CA