Thomson ReutersMay 7, 2013 12:35
NFL Team Report - New England Patriots - INSIDE SLANT
It's called rookie mini-camp, but not all of the 33 players on the practice fields of New England last week were new to pro football.
Beyond the seven draft picks, 19 rookie free agents and handful of try-out players, there were two more experienced players. One may have a legitimate chance at being a long-term impact player for the Patriots even though he was never drafted or even originally signed as an undrafted NFL rookie free agent out of college.