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Patriots sign five to futures contracts

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  January 21, 2013 05:35 PM

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According to the NFL transaction wire, the Patriots have signed five players to futures contracts:

RB James Develin, Brown
WR Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern
WR Andre Holmes, Hillsdale
DT Tracy Robertson, Baylor
LB Jeff Tarpinian, Iowa

All of the players spent time on New England's practice squad this season. Futures contracts allow players to spend the offseason with the team that had signed them.

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