FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One theme that has been repeated by several members of the New England Patriots' rookie class is how they are far behind the team's veterans, and have been mostly separated from them since arriving at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
This has allowed them to have a more focused introduction to the team's system, similar to past rookie minicamps. The hope is that by the time the club has its first organized team activities, the rookies will be far enough along to be productive participants in those practices.
Here is the schedule, which highlights how this is a shortened offseason like no other for rookies:
Organized team activities
Week 1: May 27, 29, 30
Week 2: June 2, 3, 5
Week 3: June 9, 10, 12, 13
Mandatory full-team minicamp
Reporters will have access to one organized team activity per week, in addition to all three days of the full-team minicamp.
As for today, the players in the rookie class who have yet to meet with reporters are scheduled to do so. That group includes center Bryan Stork (4th round, 105th overall) and receiver Jeremy Gallon (7th round, 244th overall), among others.