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Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano will send members of his Tampa Bay staff to Gillette Stadium next week to talk coaching logistics with Bill Belichick and his staff.
Although such a meeting doesn’t violate any NFL rules, it is somewhat unusual considering the Bucs and Patriots will face each other in Week 3 of the season.
Belichick, who last week drafted three of Schiano’s former players and then signed a fourth, has long been friends with the Buccaneers coach and put in a good word for him with the Glazer family last year when it was searching for a successor to coach Raheem Morris.
The Patriots, meanwhile, had 28 rookies and five tryout players on hand at Gillette Stadium for the opening of rookie minicamp Friday.