In a piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Rodak writes on the Patriots' choice this offseason to fill their roster with veterans, not rookies.
At the end of a grueling practice off a typical NFL training camp, veterans will shed their helmets and shoulder pads, walking off the practice field a bit lighter than when they arrived.
Rookies will follow behind, hauling the veterans' cargo back to the locker room. Some find creative ways to tote the added equipment.
It's familiar sight across the league, but it may not be seen too often this summer in New England.
The New England Patriots enter training camp with 13 rookies on their roster, by far the fewest of any NFL team. It's also the fewest rookies the team will carry into camp in at least the previous five seasons.
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