BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots rookies reported for training camp on Tuesday. For third-round pick Ronnie Perkins, it was also the day that he signed his first NFL contract.
Perkins, whom the Patriots drafted with the 96th overall pick out of Oklahoma, was one of the final New England draft picks unsigned as of Tuesday. But that appears to have changed by late afternoon.READ MORE: Cam Newton, Mac Jones Share Insight On Patriots' QB Competition
Perkins tweeted out a photo of himself signing his contract, adding “Now it’s time to work my ass off for the 2nd one.”
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The 6-foot-2, 253-pound Perkins played in just six games for the Sooners last year, but still put up some big numbers. He recorded 5.5 sacks,10.5 tackles for loss and 23 total tackles. The defensive end had six sacks in 12 games for Oklahoma in 2019.MORE NEWS: Patriots Training Camp Day 3: Another Good Day For Cam Newton, While Mac Jones' Performance Dips Late In Practice
With Perkins signed, second-round pick Christian Barmore is the only member of the Patriots 2021 draft class who hasn’t signed with the team.