BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots announced Monday that they have signed first-round pick Dominique Easley.
Easley, 22, was drafted by the Patriots with the 29th pick in the 2014 draft, after Easley played four years at Florida. While a Gator, Easley recorded 81 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 32 games.
The team didn’t announce details, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is for four years and $7.3 million, with a $3.63 million signing bonus.
Easley participated in one of the team’s minicamp sessions last week despite not yet agreeing to a contract, but he’ll be signed on officially when training camp opens on July 23.
The defensive tackle is working himself back into football shape after suffering a torn ACL last year.
The Patriots also announced that they have signed rookie free agent offensive lineman Chris Martin. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound tackle originally signed with the Texans but was released on May 27.
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