Patriots Insider Jonathan Comey was at Gillette Stadium for the first day of the New England Patriots' minicamp. The team's 10 Draft picks and 15 undrafted rookie free agents are participating in a two-day camp this weekend. The rookies are eager to please, and have been getting accustomed to the way the NFL works as they go through orientation, drills and instruction sessions with their fellow rookies. PI caught up with a few of the players in the lockerroom.
May 13, 2006
The annual mad dash to sign undrafted rookies immediately after the Draft continues. The New England Patriots are one of those teams actively sifting through the list to find the players they need. Many of these UDFAs are just happy to have an opportunity to compete for a job in the NFL.
May 2, 2006
Five years ago Suwannee High School in Live Oak must have had the best secondary of any high school in the state of Florida. Kelly Jennings, Jarvis Herring and Kyler Hall not only earned All-State recognition but all three signed scholarships with the "Big Three" in Florida. Herring became a Gator; Jennings a Hurricane and Hall a Seminole. Now, five years later, all three are readying for the NFL draft.
March 15, 2006
TAMPA --- The present Outback Bowl experience is far removed from the two previously experienced by senior safety Jarvis Herring. Gone are the days of putting the individual ahead of team achievements. The problem began with an obvious lack of discipline that carried throughout much of the roster.
December 29, 2005
Cornerback Kelly Jennings will be returning to the team in 2005 for his senior season after contemplating the idea of leaving early for the NFL Draft. Jennings, an honor student who graduated in December, will be one of three returning starters in the secondary.
January 14, 2005