FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo produced one of the notable plays of the team's first practice of mandatory minicamp Tuesday, a high-arcing spiral to rookie receiver Jeremy Johnson down the right sideline for a touchdown of about 40-45 yards. It was a perfect read, a perfect throw between converging defenders in 11-on-11 drills to hit Johnson in stride. As much as it can be at this time of year when players aren't in full pads and there is no contact, it was a thing of football beauty, highlighting Garoppolo's promise as a developmental quarterback who one day could take the full-time reins.via - NFL Nation