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Patriots Sign First Round Draft Pick Dominique Easley


It's a done deal.

The Patriots have signed their first round draft choice, Dominique Easley, according to a release by the team.

The defensive lineman, who was drafted No. 29 overall, was one of four remaining rookie draft picks that had went unsigned through minicamp.

Easley's deal was not disclosed. The 22-year-old had suffered two ACL tears while at Florida, likely adding to the difficulty in signing him. He had missed OTAs and the first portion of minicamp while recovering from his most recent ACL tear before joining the team on its final day.

The Patriots also signed offensive lineman Chris Martin, filling out the team's 90-man roster. Martin, 24, was originally signed by the Houston Texans out of Central Florida but the Texans released him May 27. He is 6-5, 305 pounds.

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