Breaking down the contract status of the Patriots’ rookies
|05.21.12 at 1:16 pm ET|
Here’s a look at which of the Patriots’ rookies have signed:
Chandler Jones: Unsigned. The former Syracuse defensive end, taken 21st overall, is repped by the agency of Lock, Metz, Malinovic and Joe Panos. Panos is a former offensive lineman who some Patriots fans might remember as being in training camp in 2001 for a few days before ultimately deciding to retire.
Dont’a Hightower: Unsigned. The Alabama linebacker, taken with the 25th overall pick, is represented by Pat Dye, Jr., of SportsTrust Advisors.
Tavon Wilson: The defensive back out of Illinois agreed to a four-year, $4.217 million contract that includes a $1.507 million signing bonus, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. Wilson reports that the first two years of the deal, $390,000 and $581,722, are fully guaranteed, while the last two years, $773,444 and $965,166, aren’t fully guaranteed.
Jake Bequette: Unsigned. The defensive lineman out of Arkansas is represented by Athletes First, a group that had 13 clients taken in the NFL draft, including four in the first round. Athletes First is an extremely well-known agency around New England, as they represent several current Patriots, including Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, Nate Solder, Shane Vereen, Zoltan Mesko, Ryan Mallett and Brian Waters.
Nate Ebner: Unsigned.
Alfonzo Dennard: Dennard signed a four-year, $2.157 million contract that includes $57,848 signing bonus, according to a league source. The former Nebraska cornerback will have base salaries of $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000.
Jeremy Ebert: The wide receiver out of Northwestern signed a four-year contract worth a total of $2.148 million, according to Wilson.