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Patriots sign eight draft picks


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The New England Patriots announced Friday that they have signed eight of their 11 draft picks, including second-round safety Jordan Richards.

They also secured four-year contracts with fourth-round defensive lineman Trey Flowers, fourth-round offensive lineman Tre’ Jackson, fourth-round offensive lineman Shaq Mason, sixth-round tight end A.J. Derby, sixth-round linebacker Matthew Wells, seventh-round defensive lineman Xzavier Dickson and seventh-round defensive back Darryl Roberts.

The Patriots also announced that they have signed seven undrafted rookie signings: Michigan quarterback-turned-receiver Devin Gardner, Georgia center David Andrews, California receiver Chris Harper, UAB defensive back Jimmy Jean, Auburn defensive back Brandon King, Ball State defensive back Eric Patterson and Vanderbilt defensive lineman Vince Taylor.

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