Patriots Sign Devin McCourty

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July 28, 2010 at 07:41am ET

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Mike Reiss of reported on Wednesday that the Patriots have finally reached a deal with first round draft pick Devin McCourty.

His agent, Andy Simms, confirmed the signing with Reiss - with McCourty agreeing to a 5-year deal with the team.  This now puts all 12 draft picks under contract heading into tomorrow's start of training camp.

According to Reiss the deal has a maximum value of $13.2 million, citing a league source. The guarantees and bonuses total $7.825 million.

McCourty is just the second first-round draft choice to agree to a contract - with only Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant being the other.  Considering the fact that after New England signed linebacker Brandon Spikes yesterday - Spikes became just the 11th second round pick to sign, with New England accounting for three of those picks.

Needless to say it's a fantastic job by the front office for getting these deals done, and it sets everything up quite well for tomorrow's opening of training camp at Gillette Stadium.