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Patriots Sign First-Round Pick Dominique Easley

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Patriots first-round pick defensive end Dominique Easley with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Kraft's son Jonathan. (WBZ-TV)

Patriots first-round pick defensive end Dominique Easley with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Kraft’s son Jonathan. (WBZ-TV)

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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