Pats Sign DL Deaderick

Ian Logue
July 09, 2010 at 04:29pm ET

Buckley: Year after year, Gil Santos delivered
Bill Belichick pays tribute to Patriots Hall of Fame broadcaster Gil Santos
Bill Belichick pays tribute to the late Gil Santos
Tight end Troy Niklas’ “crazy” story makes him a Patriot and a father, too
Patriots notebook: Season starts with Houston at Foxboro

The Patriots have gotten another late round pick under contract, with Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reporting via Twitter Friday that the Patriots have signed 7th round pick Brandon Deaderick.

According to Rapoport the Alabama standout will receive a $40,300 signing bonus, although the terms of the rest of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

The team recently featured him in a "Meet the Rookies" column, which can be found by clicking here.  If you read the article, you'll find Deaderick is lucky to be alive after being shot in the arm during an apparent robbery attempt.  Here's an article from ESPN.com shortly after he was released from the hospital back in 2009.

THE LATEST FROM PATSFANS.COM: