After a busy Draft week, the rookies arrived in Foxborough. Kicking it off on Monday was the arrival of Patriots first round Draft pick Dominique Easley, who was introduced to the media and presented with the ceremonial #1 jersey by Robert and Jonathan Kraft. Patriots Today brought you a behind-the-scenes look at Easley's tour of Gillette Stadium. We also offered up some exclusive photos from his day.
During the week we met with members of the rookie class, highlighted by Patriots second round pick Jimmy Garoppolo, who expressed his excitement to start his NFL career with the Patriots.
"To have this opportunity to come here, I couldn't imagine a better one," he said. "I'm excited to get after it with the guys… and to play a game in this stadium finally."
A common theme among all the rookies we spoke with this week was how important special teams was to their game. Patriots Today sums it all up with their piece 'All for the love of special teams'.
You can listen to all the interviews conducted with the rookies in there entirety here.
Wrapping up the 2014 NFL Draft, we published exclusive footage from the Patriots draft room from rounds one through seven.
PFW's Andy Hart cited a report that college scouting director Jon Robinson is leaving the Patriots and taking a position with the Tampa Bay Buccanners.
Also, a hot stove topic making the rounds with the media was the possibility of the Patriots trading QB Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans.
On Tuesday, May 13th, the New England media met with Patriots rookies Jimmy Garoppolo (QB), Zach Moore (DL), Jon Halapio (OL), Asa Watson (TE) and Tyler Beck (TE).
Looking for something special to do on Father's Day? You can celebrate the day playing on the Gillette Stadium game field during The Hall at Patriot Place's second annual "Field Day with Dad" event.
For Mom's with children playing football there will be a free Mom's Football Safety Clinic on May 29th. The event will help provide mothers, whose children are interested in playing tackle football, with the latest information about the safety of the game through USA Football's "Heads Up Football" program.
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From the Hall: Garoppolo's Place in Patriots Draft history
News Blitz 5/16: Dominique Easley a limited participant in camp, per source
Patriots release two
News Blitz 5/15: Andre Johnson trade considered a longshot
The Patriots rookies meet the media: Listen to all the interviews now
News Blitz 5/14: Could Texans WR Andre Johnson be an option for the Patriots?
The Hall's 2014 Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year finalists selected
The Hall to host second Field Day with Dad event
Report: College scouting director Robinson leaving the Patriots
Garoppolo excited to start NFL career
Report: Mallett trade still a possibility
Ask PFW: Draft reaction
News Blitz 5/13: Latest Ryan Mallett trade buzz
Patriots sign nine rookie free agents
Easley arrives in Foxborough
News Blitz 5/12: Harvard's Tyler Ott among Patriots' reported undrafted free agent signings
Belichick focused on success more than succession
Roster Report 5/16: Rookie free agent signings
PFW In Progress 5/15: Rookie talk; Andre Johnson?
PFW in Progress 5/13: Draft recap; Rookie UFA's
Thomas 5/15: I'm a physical corner
Gary 5/15: Trying to be the best player I can be
Jones 5/15: Excited to learn from Gronk
Houston 5/15: Learning as much as I can
Stork 5/15: Looking to get better as a player
Gallon 5/15: I do everything I can for my team
Finch 5/15: My mentality is to score
Gordon 5/15: Brady spoke to us about leadership
Skinner 5/15: I wanted to be a New England Patriot
Moore 5/13: Ready to work
Garoppolo 5/13: Tremendous organization to play for
Halapio 5/13: We're focused on trying to catch up
Watson 5/13: Ben told me to make the best of it
Beck 5/13: I can be a versatile player
All for the love of special teams
More rookies talk about coming to New England
Exclusive: Go Inside the Draft Room Rounds 1-7
Who is the best corner in the game?
Rookies roll into Foxborough
Rookies talk about getting the call
Easley tours Gillette Stadium
Happy Mother's Day From the New England Patriots
For a full recap of the Patriots Draft click here.