The Patriots crop of rookies is in town this week for the rookie mini-camp which begins Friday and ends Saturday.
The two days are as much an orientation to the NFL and the Patriots’ workplace practices as it is about playing the game.
On Thursday, a photo-op with second-round pick Jamie Collins is scheduled. On Friday and Saturday, media will have access to the rookies for a 50-minute period and will be permitted to observe the first 20 minutes of non-contact workouts.
The rookie minicamp leads into team-wide OTAs, which are being held on the following dates in New England: May 20, 21, 23, 28, 29, 30; June 3, 4, 6, 7.
The team’s mandatory minicamp will be held June 11-13.
Brian Waters is not expected to attend.