The New England Patriots have been a very busy team lately, as the club has been signing draft picks like crazy. Late last week they signed CB Darius Butler, from Connecticut, who was the 41st pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The terms of the deal were not immediately released. But according to Butler’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, the deals a four year one. So now with Butler now signed, sealed and now delivered, what’s next for the Pats?
Well he joins fellow Patriot picks OL Rich Ohrnberger, Penn State (4th Round) and DL Darryl Richard, from Geogia Tech (7th Round). Plus OT Sebastian Vollmer from Houston (2nd Round) and WR Brandon Tate from North Carolina (3rd Round). As draft picks who will be locked up in a Patriots uniform for a few years.
The Patriots now have 5 of their 12 picks under contract. We can also expect that number to rise over the few days as rumor has it that fellow draftees QB Julian Edelman from Kent State and NT Ron Brace from Boston College have also been signed to deal. It’s looking like Edelman who the Patriots are planning to use him in the return game and wide receiver, signed a four year deal. While Brace’s deal is reportedly also a four year deal with close to $3 million in guarantee money.
Hopefully before the close of business today or over the weekend the league and or the Patriots will announce these deals. With the start of training camp just under two weeks away it’s looking very good for the Patriots at this point in time. I will say it would be a nice sign for the team and their fans to have most, if not all of their draft picks under contract before camp opens.
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