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McCourty to speak at symposium

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty will be among a group of current and former players to speak at the NFL's annual rookie symposium later this month in Canton, Ohio.

The symposium is designed to adjust rookies to life in the NFL, touching on topics such as personal finances, relations with media, and off-field conduct. McCourty will be speaking at the event along with his twin brother, Titans cornerback Jason McCourty.

"I think it's a great program. I kind of felt honored that they asked us to come back and speak. Just going to share some things that I went through and see if I can get the rookies getting a little head start going into their first year," McCourty said Thursday.

McCourty said he benefited from the program as a rookie in 2010, and is looking to impart some of the knowledge from his first two seasons in the NFL to the incoming rookie class.

"A lot of what I tell them is what I've learned from being here and being around older guys. When I first got here, listening to guys like James Sanders, (Brandon) Meriweather, and them," McCourty said. "My whole last year, with Kevin Faulk being there. I think a lot of things I'll tell will be from the different things he shared with me and how I was able to use the things he said."

Also scheduled to speak at the symposium on June 25-28 are current Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel and offensive lineman Ross Tucker.