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Patriots Officially Announce 9 Rookie Free Agent Signings

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Cameron Gordon, shown here during Michigan's spring game in April, was one of two free agent rookie linebackers the Patriots signed on Monday. Tony Ding/AP

The Patriots have officially picked up nine players in the rookie free agent rush after the NFL draft.

Here is the list of names, as provided by the team:

Tyler Beck, TE, Bowling Green
Roy Finch, RB, Oklahoma
Shamiel Gary, S, Oklahoma State
Cameron Gordon, LB, Michigan
Travis Hawkins, DB, Delaware
Stephen Houston, RB, Indiana
Justin Jones, TE, East Carolina
Deontae Skinner, LB, Mississippi State
Asa Watson, TE, North Carolina State

The one addition we did not know about was Oklahoma State safety Shamiel Gary. You can see that the Patriots picked up three tight ends, a possible nod to their feeling on the position. And with two more running backs, the Patriots are definitely upping the competition in the backfield.

Zuri Berry can be reached at zberry@boston.com. Follow him on Twitter @zuriberry and on Google+.

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