Sights from minicamp Day 2 practice


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots held their second and final practice of their rookie minicamp on Saturday afternoon. Reporters were present for stretching and some light positional drills.

Players were in helmets and T-shirts, with the session moved outdoors after Friday's practice was held inside the team's fieldhouse.

Safety Nate Ebner, who rode a stationary bike for the start of Friday's workout, initially did not stretch with teammates on Saturday, but later shed a sweatshirt and began to practice alongside 19 other rookies and first-year players.

Chris Simms, who has reportedly joined the team in a coaching assistant role, was present on the practice fields, along with former offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi, who has assisted in offseason strength and conditioning for the past several seasons.

New special-teams assistant Joe Judge led the defensive line through a blocking sled drill, with the minicamp roster heavy on defensive linemen and linebackers. New coaching assistant Steve Belichick later helped to align players for a kickoff drill led by special-teams coach Scott O'Brien.