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Shane Vereen looking forward to rejoining Patriots for White House visit

New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen celebrates

New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen celebrates after beating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. Credit: AP

Shane Vereen showed up for work at his new job for the first time on Monday.

On Thursday, he'll go back to his old one -- briefly.

The former Patriots running back who signed with the Giants this offseason said he will attend the ceremony at the White House later this week to honor the Super Bowl champions. And it seems to be creating far fewer waves than when new Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said last week that he would be doing the same.

"Very excited, very excited," Vereen said. "It always has been something I have wanted to do. I can check it off my bucket list. I'm looking forward to meeting the President."

Vereen was also looking forward to meeting his new teammates for the first time on Monday.

"I know a couple of the guys, not too many compared to other teams in the league," he said of his fellow Giants. "There are a couple guys I worked out with out in California. We work out in the same area and now that I'm in here and getting to know even more, I actually prefer not knowing that many because it will force me now to step outside my comfort zone and meet some new faces. I'm looking forward to it."

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