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Patience puts Cam Johnson in presence of stars

Updated: January 31, 2013, 2:03 PM ET
By Kate Fagan

NEW ORLEANS -- In some ways, Cam Johnson has already arrived. Even if nobody knows it yet.

On Tuesday, Johnson walked onto the turf at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Super Bowl media day, one of 53 players likely to be active for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Only a month ago, the 6-foot-3 rookie linebacker was toiling away on the Niners' practice squad, as a seventh-round draft pick determined to prove he deserved more attention than he got last April.

And now here ...

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