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In Case You Missed It: Rookies arrive

The Patriots rookies have arrived! We get you caught up on this news and more in case you missed it.

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).

After signing nine rookie free agents on Monday, the Patriots announced they released rookie TE Tyler Beck and first-year LS Charley Hughlett.

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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