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Patriots, rookie Mesko reach agreement

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  June 16, 2010 05:15 PM

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Mesko.jpgThe Patriots and fifth-round draft pick Zoltan Mesko have reached an agreement on a four-year contract.

Mesko, a Michigan product who became the first non-position player in Wolverine history to be voted a team captain, will receive a total of $1.977 million, which includes just over $187,000 as a signing bonus. There are standard rookie escalators on the back end of the deal.

The 24-year old native of Romania was the 150th pick in the draft -- he was chosen 49 spots ahead of his favorite NFL player, fellow Michigan alum Tom Brady, was in his draft year.

New England now has five of its 12 draft picks under contract.

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