(Buddy Farnham #13, 2nd in line)
Eric Scalavino, writing for the Patriots Football Weekly, is reporting that the only tryout player to make it through rookie mini-camp is Brown's Buddy Farnham.
"Patriots 2010 rookie mini-camp is in the books, folks. And the biggest news of the afternoon is that it seems some cuts have already been made. The field of participants dwindled from 26 to 22 players … three from the offense and one from defense. The four who were missing were among the tryout contingent: a long snapper, a tight end, a receiver, and a linebacker."
"So, that means the only tryout player who made it through the whole camp was my early sleeper pick, #13. I surmised after the first practice that he was Buddy Farnham of Brown, and according to The Providence Journal, my guess was correct, although we haven’t had confirmation from team officials."
Scalavino adds, "As a follower of Brown football, I’ve watched Farnham flourish over the past three years. The guy’s got great hands, quick feet, good return skills, and runs crisp routes. Looks like he may get a chance to compete at the upcoming OTAs and mini-camp practices with the rest of the squad."
Early in camp, Scalavino wrote:
"The tryout guy who seemed to shine the most was the wide receiver wearing number 13 (Brown’s Buddy Farnham, perhaps?). He ran crisp routes, looked natural catching the ball, and was first in line to field punts."
NOTE: Subsequent reports indicate that Buddy Farnham has been signed to a free agent contract by the New England Patriots.