FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Joseph Addai, the new Patriots running back, isn’t concerned about switching sides in one of the NFL’s fiercest rivalries.

“I think for the fans it’s a rivalry, but at the same time we all know each other,” the former Indianapolis Colt said Tuesday after the first day of New England’s minicamp. “When you get on the field it’s a business thing, so you’ve got to go out there and you play hard.”

Addai spent six years with the Colts, rushing for 4,453 yards and 39 touchdowns. While he was in Indianapolis, the Colts and Patriots played six times in the regular season and in the 2007 AFC championship game, which Indianapolis won when he scored the winning touchdown with one minute left.

But the Colts are rebuilding, allowing Peyton Manning to leave for Denver as a free agent and replacing him with the No. 1 overall draft pick, Andrew Luck.

Addai signed a one-year deal in New England.

“You watch them over the years, just playing, and how dedicated they are, I’m glad to be a part of it,” he said. “We play them every year and you know what they’re about. You know how they go about things, and I got a chance to come in for an interview, and I was excited about that and they liked what they saw and actually picked me up. So I think it will go good.”


BRIAN BANKS, a 26-year-old linebacker who served more than five years in prison before his rape conviction was overturned, is getting a tryout with Kansas City before joining Seattle for its upcoming minicamp.


BRONCOS: Teammates of linebacker D.J. Williams, the team’s top tackler, came to his defense after he was blasted on social media for tweeting a photo of his playbook .


PANTHERS: Receiver Steve Smith said he wants to play “three or four more years” before calling it quits and transitioning to what he called a full-fledged “cheerleader.”


BENGALS: Cornerback Leon Hall is ahead of schedule in his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon and is hoping to be fully recovered by the start of training camp next month.


BILLS: Quarterback Vince Young accused his former agent and former financial adviser of cheating him out of at least $5.5 million he was supposed to have earned in his rookie contract and through endorsement deals.


COLTS: Quarterback Andrew Luck, during a one-hour morning workout in shorts, had only one of his 16 passes in team drills hit the ground — and that was a dropped pass.


COWBOYS: After skipping voluntary workouts this offseason while rehabilitating from shoulder surgery, cornerback Mike Jenkins rejoined the team for the start of a mandatory veteran minicamp.


GIANTS: Guard David Diehl apologized for “a bad decision” that resulted in his being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.


JETS: Backup quarterback Tim Tebow will take snaps only with the second-team offense during the team’s three-day minicamp.

Receiver Santonio Holmes sat out the first day of minicamp practice with a tight hamstring, an injury that occurred last week in the team’s final session of organized team activities.

Cornerback Darrelle Revis said there’s been no movement on talks on possibly re-doing his deal, and a sit-down with the team will have to come “sooner or later.”


JAGUARS: Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is skipping a mandatory minicamp as part of a contract dispute.