Former Patriots wide receiver Reche Caldwell was arrested in Florida Tuesday for allegedly trying to sell ecstasy, according to TMZ.

Caldwell, who caught 61 passes for 760 yards and four touchdowns for New England in 2006, was reportedly arrested busted at an apartment in Tampa around noon Tuesday after police say he was trying to sell the drug.

Multiple reports now indicate that Patriots college scouting director Jon Robinson will be leaving New England for a front office job with the Bucs.

FOXBORO — Patriots second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo can’t remember the last time he spent the whole year as a reserve.

“I don’t know if I ever … I don’t know,” he confessed with a smile Tuesday afternoon. “I don’t think I ever have.”

The Patriots announced Monday they have signed nine rookie free agents. Here’s a portion of the release issued by the team on the moves:

Tyler Beck, 23, appeared in 49 games during his four-year career at Bowling Green and caught 25 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 257-pounder caught 10 passes for 177 yards for a 17.7 yards per catch average as a senior in 2013.

The Patriots have signed Rutgers defensive back Jeremy Deering as an undrafted free agent, per a league source.

Deering showed great positional versatility over the course of his college career — at Rutgers, he™s lined up as a wildcat quarterback, wide receiver, running back, defensive back and kick returner.

However, the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder settled into the role of free safety last year ‘€” he had 39 tackles and a pick in in 10 starts at the position with the Scarlet Knights in 2013.

It what has become a tradition for Patriots’ top draft picks, defensive lineman Dominique Easley arrived at Gillette Stadium on Monday and had the chance to meet with New England owner Robert Kraft.

“I understand he’s a great dancer,” Kraft told the media when asked about Easley. “Not that we’re looking after sacks to have dances, but you never know. We’ll leave that to him.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday to discuss the Patriots’ selections in the NFL draft and the Michael Sam situation. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

FOXBORO -- When it comes to planning for the future at the quarterback position, the struggles of Indianapolis’ transition from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck weren’t lost on



FOXBORO — With their seventh-round selection Saturday night, the Patriots selected Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon.

The 5-foot-8, 187-pound Gallon has put up impressive numbers over the last two years with the Wolverines, including 89 catches for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. He also posted good numbers as a return man, compiling 589 yards on 27 kick returns in 2010, and 192 yards on 31 punt returns in 2011.

FOXBORO — With the 206th pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Patriots selected cornerback Jemea Thomas out of Georgia Tech.

At 5-foot-9 and 192 pounds, the slightly undersized — but solidly built — Thomas played all four years at Tech as a defensive back, starting the final 28 games of his career on defense.