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The latest update on the Patriots’ rookie contracts

06.22.12 at 2:34 pm ET
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Chandler Jones, left, has signed his deal, while Dont'a Hightower doesn't yet have his contract finalized. (AP)

The latest information we have on each one of the Patriots’ rookie contracts, as of Friday afternoon:

First round
Chandler Jones: The defensive end out of Syracuse inked a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year. However, there’s one wrinkle in the contract, per Pro Football Talk: Jones, who was picked 21st overall, doesn’t have the same deal that last year’s No. 21 got (Browns defensive lineman Phil Taylor) in that there’s no fourth-year roster bonus of $750,000. It’s an interesting part of the contract, one that could come into play in 2015.

Dont’a Hightower: Unsigned. The Alabama linebacker, taken with the 25th overall pick, is represented by Pat Dye, Jr., of SportsTrust Advisors. Hightower is one of 14 first-round picks that are unsigned as of Friday afternoon, a group that includes the top eight overall picks. At No. 25, Hightower is the lowest first-round pick that hasn’t signed.

Second round
Tavon Wilson: The defensive back out of Illinois was the first Patriots’ draftee to sign, agreeing 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.

Third round
Jake Bequette: The defensive lineman out of Arkansas, taken with the 90th overall pick, inked a four-year, $2.654 million contract. Bequette has base salaries of $390,000 (2012), $480,000 (2013), $570,000 (2014) and $660,000 (2015), per NFLPA documents. Per a league source, he got a $539,800 signing bonus. And according to Wilson, Bequette received annual workout bonuses of $5,000 over the last three years of the deal.

Sixth round
Nate Ebner: The defensive back/former rugby star has signed a four-year deal that includes base salaries of $390,000 (2012), $480,000 (2013), $570,000 (2104) and $660,000 (2015), per NFLPA documents. In addition, a league source indicates that Ebner received a $96,600 signing bonus.

Seventh round
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 over the course of the deal.

Jeremy Ebert: The wide receiver out of Northwestern signed a four-year contract worth a total of $2.148 million, according to Wilson. (Ebert’s deal includes a $48,200 signing bonus.) He also has the same base salaries of Bequette, Ebner and Dennard: $390,000 (2012), $480,000 (2013), $570,000 (2014) and $660,000 (2015).

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