Rookie minicamp set for Friday

The Patriots newest rookies won't have to wait long to get to work, as the team's rookie minicamp will begin this Friday, May 3, and will run through Sunday, May 5, it was announced on Monday.

The rookie minicamp (not open to the public) is an opportunity for the players to begin to learn the playbook and familiarize themselves with the facility, coaching staff and some of their new teammates.

In addition, several first-year players and 2012 rookies are likely to take part in the minicamp.

The Patriots drafted seven players this year, led by Jamie Collins, a linebacker out of Southern Mississippi.